But I've also read a couple of biographies. I'm not a celebrity biography reader most of the time. I'm not sure why. But I do love reading the stories of others who have compelling stories. One book that hit me hard was The Orchard by Theresa Weir. Weir is a fiction author (she used to write romance, but she's moved on to other fiction in recent years). This book, however, is her own haunting story of her life and love in the heartland of America (on an apple orchard). It stuck with me a long time after it was over.
Another book I read (just last week) is Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness. It's the story of 19-year-old Anne Purdy as told to author Robert Specht. The story takes place in 1927, although it wasn't published until 1976 (I think that was the year). Here is the description from the Amazon page, and again, this was a book that I couldn't put down and that I'm sure I'll reread one day.
Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.
As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more.
What's on your reading list these days?
Best Wishes and Happy Reading!