Literature: An antidote to isolation and tragedy

Years before Susan Vreeland wrote the best selling novel Girl In Hyacinth Blue, she attended a gathering where she observed the great love of a family, the Hollys, in which both parents were blind. Below, Vreeland recounts the result of her conversation with their daughter Faith about the obstacles her parents faced in marrying and…… Continue reading Literature: An antidote to isolation and tragedy

The call of adventure

“As he passed the signpost for the trails, he realized he couldn’t see the other boys anymore. Maybe they went home, he thought. He had a choice. Trails and adventure or go home the old boring way. The late evening sun shone low through the trees and lit up the woods with a peculiar green…… Continue reading The call of adventure

A Spark of Faith Sneak Peek: Chapter One

CHAPTER ONE Alex Smiley slammed the door and ran up the stairs to his room. His mother May turned from the dining table where she was folding laundry. Shocked, she looked at the stairs where her son had just disappeared. “Alex?” she called. She moved to the base of the stairs and tried again. “Alex?…… Continue reading A Spark of Faith Sneak Peek: Chapter One