This week’s giveaway:
Terrapin: A Mystery
By T.M. Doran (2012, Ignatius Press)
Fiction (In case you missed my rave review yesterday, here it is.)
Dennis Cole and his three best buddies from childhood gather for a weekend reunion. On the first night, one of the men is murdered-or is he?
A professor of engineering by day and a writer of detective fiction by night, Cole and the other survivors try to piece together the mysterious fate of their friend. The suspenseful story moves back and forth between the unfolding reunion gone bad and childhood events that involved these friends who grew up on the same street.
Looming largest in the memory of Dennis is the striking character of his widowed father, T.A.-Marine veteran of the Korean War and blue-collar philosopher. In his interactions with T.A, Dennis tries to make sense out of life; but instead of simple answers, puzzling questions of evil, human freedom, and the possibility of transformation are all T.A. seems to provide. These questions follow Dennis through young adulthood and beyond; they finally catch up to him in the surprising and thrilling climax of this novel.
A murder mystery and a coming of age story, both with many twists and turns, Terrapin is about man’s potential for doing either good or evil, his tendency to do the latter, and his response to the consequences of his actions.
Hope and Help for Living with Illness
By Karen Zielinski (2012, Franciscan Media)
From the back cover:
Caring for ourselves is a popular topic across all segments of the population. As we age, many of us are facing our own health issues or dealing with those of friends and loved ones. This book offers an uplifting resource for dealing with sickness and disability, and a unique approach to issues of health and spirituality. The author has lived with chronic illness for over 30 years, and she draws on both her own experience and the experience of others she has encountered in her ministry to provide guidance and inspiration for developing a healthy and holistic plan for life.
Be Beautiful, Be You
By Lizzie Velasquez (2012, Liguori Publications)
When an Internet video calling her The World’s Ugliest Woman went viral, Lizzie Velasquez set out to discover what truly makes us beautiful. Now she shares what she learned on that faith-filled journey.
In Be Beautiful, Be You, Lizzie uses anecdotes and exercises to teach readers to recognize their own unique gifts and blessings, talk to God in their own words, deal with disappointment, make and maintain healthy friendships, and set realistic goals.
In a world filled with airbrushed celebrity photos and plastic surgery, Lizzie Velasquez is a refreshing force of nature whose story will inspire anyone who has ever felt singled out, misunderstood, or afraid and who hasn’t?
Accepting entries until 7 AM Eastern one week from today.
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