I love Susie Finkbeiner’s writing, because her stories don’t portray life to be glossy perfection.
The endings do not tie life up with a fancy bow.
Her characters struggle. They navigate difficult times. Answers do not come easily. Faith is tested.
Somehow her words continue to hold fragile hope.
Seemed to me the God who hung the stars and spread the waters over the earth could do something so small as that.”
We live in a time that could be looked back upon as a trying period. I think we can learn so much from the voice of Pearl.
Hers was a song of hope.”
A Trail of Crumbs is the sequel to A Cup of Dust. Narrator Pearl Spence, knows enough loss to fill a lifetime. Her family has lived through the Dust Bowl and now navigates The Great Depression. In the midst of loss they leave Oklahoma for Michigan. As they establish a new home, everything Pearl knew shifts and settles uncertainly.
The storyline follows all the members of her family and how they face grief, transition and change differently.
Learn more about her work and previous books at susiefinkbeiner.com. The third book in the series A Song of Home releases February 2018 and takes place during the Swing Era.
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How do you hold onto hope during hard times?