I love having the opportunity to share the work of powerful voices in fiction and non-fiction.
The last chapter of Pearl Spence’s story releases today, from author Susie Finkbeiner. Pearl navigates childhood through the Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, and now as a pre-teen the Swing Era. Susie is a master at writing vivid characters and Pearl is actually based on her own Grandma!
Hard times have the power to change people”
Pearl knows hard times deep down in her soul. She knows abandonment, poverty, and prejudice. What I appreciate most about Susie as an author is her ability to write what is real and hard. Her stories don’t find perfect beauty or happy endings. Yet, they always hold fast to hope.
In her Aunt Carrie and her best friend Ray, the town librarian and Opal, Pearl finds home.
When hard times befall us, we ask ourselves the same question.
What is home?
What is steady in hard times?
Home is who holds us in love and us them in return.
Over here at About Proximity, we navigate hard places where we desperately need God’s justice.
In the same way, Susie navigates hard through her fictional characters, place in time, and the gift of story. We are thankful for her voice and all the ways she challenges us.
What is home to you?