Friday, September 6, 2013

Every Waking Moment

Every Waking Moment

by Chris Fabry

Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens Retirement Home. But Miriam Howard, director of the facility, sees her extraordinary gift and untapped potential. Treha is a whisperer of sorts, calling those who have slipped into dementia back to a life of vibrant, if only temporary, clarity.

When Treha’s and Miriam’s stories intertwine with a documentary team looking for stories of the elderly, Treha’s gift is uncovered, and the search begins for answers to the mysteries of her past. As their paths converge, each person is forced to face the same difficult question: What if this is as good as my life gets?

An uplifting, human tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.

My Thoughts:
     I was so excited to see another work by Chris Fabry. I have loved his other books - Dogwood June Bug, Not in the Heart and Almost Heaven as well as his joint venture with Gary Chapman - A Marriage Carol. Although I was never captivated by Every Waking Moment like I was his other books, I pushed through to the end and there were points that I felt his writing style was more similar to his earlier works. 
     After completing Every Waking Moment, I wondered what had been different with this story and found what I think is the answer in this Author Q&A document. I wish I had read this prior to reading the book because it would have given me a point of reference for Fabry's viewpoint. 
   You can read the first chapter here.

A thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of Every Waking Moment  for my reading and review.

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