Reviewer: Annie McDonnell
“. . . a beautifully wrought hymn of praise to readers and book-lovers in the most sacred of places, the libraries where we find both.” –Cassandra King, author of the best-selling novels The Sunday Wife
WHEN ADELE COVINGTON becomes an author in her sixties, she goes on a book tour to speak to the Friends of the Library groups in ten small towns in her home state of Mississippi. Chasing her personal demons through the Christ-haunted South of her childhood, Adele befriends an eclectic group of wounded people and decides to tell their stories. From Eupora to Meridian, from a budding artist with an abusive husband to a seven-year-old with a rare form of cancer, each story contains elements of hope and healing and honors the heart, soul, and history of the Magnolia State.
Don’t we love happy endings! That’s what Susan Cushman writes in “Friends Of the Library”…..Short Stories; all with happy endings!
This is the story of a hero author named Adele. A woman that can lead the way to a better life, better choices and better options for those of us that have been abused, damaged, battling illness, or still hurting in this world. As she visits local libraries she happens to finds that person that needs her.
Personally, I like a deeper read when it comes to the serious subjects that were discussed. I had a tough time with the reasoning of everyone opening up to Adele so easily. But, I am sure that comes from my personal battle scars.
That being said; this was truly a beautiful book. It was heartwarming and refreshing. I know this book will touch a lot of people and hopefully get people talking about what is hurting them.
Each story had its own allure and I was left thinking about someone in my life at the end of each of them.