Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by Katie Andraski and it’s 67% off for a limited time. The River Caught Sunlight has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!
“Katie Andraski’s writing is heartfelt and poetic, and her novel “The River Caught Sunlight” is a marvelous book.” Hal – Amazon Reviewer
The River Caught Sunlight
by Katie Andraski
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2
Sometimes a person has to leave home, even if that home is the most marvelous place she’s ever lived, even if her mother will be diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her beloved farmer, a man she’s loved for years asks her to marry him.
Janice Westfahl feels called to publicize Godspeed Books, a small evangelical publisher outside Chicago, a good thousand miles away from upstate New York. The job fits her, a woman who loves God and books. But Janice finds herself working with Jeremiah Sackfield, a radical right-wing activist, who toys with revolution. Even though she is a brilliant publicist, Janice feels like she is betraying herself by promoting a cause she doesn’t believe in.
Like the elder brother in the Prodigal Son story, her brother has stayed home, furious his sister has dodged the painful months of his mother’s dying, while earning their father’s favor. When her father dies, they must settle the estate with this jealousy flickering between them.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
When I read a novel outside my comfort zone, I will try to keep an open mind. I was hooked within the first chapter and could not put this book down. Katie paints a beautiful, very detailed picture, of the country side, of family love and values, and the country life that I can relate to.
I found Janice’s story not only compelling, but that her story was mine and anyone else’s who has struggled to find their voice, to face terrible loss and yet found unexpected healing, and ultimately speak her truth in the face of power. Read this book, it’s beautifully written and it’s brave.
This book is beautifully written, heartfelt and filled with truth applicable to many real life situations . I hope many come to find this gem of a story, it’s has reminded me what a vacation from the everyday stress one can find in a really good story written by a grand storyteller can be. Can’t wait for you next one Katie.
The River Caught Sunlight is a thoughtful, intelligent story about some different perspectives on some difficult topics. The characters were fleshed out well and weren’t one-dimensional, neither all bad or all good. The pain of family struggle is also movingly portrayed. All in all, it’s a book that thankfully doesn’t fit into any preconceived mold.
The River Caught Sunlight immersed me into another world from the monotony of everyday life. It’s an engaging story, tastefully written and quite relatable on many levels. Katie Andraski is a gifted writer who paints pictures with her words. I hope there’s a sequel! I highly recommend it especially for your next book club selection.
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About The Author
Katie Andraski worked for several years as a publicist in Christian publishing where she convinced editors at Newsweek, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Moody, and Christianity Today to publicize her company and authors. It was quite the exciting time as she jetted around the country accompanying Francis, Edith and Frank Schaeffer on tour. Her forthcoming novel, The River Caught Sunlight is based on these adventures.
She has an MFA from the University of Arkansas. Her collection of poetry, When the Plow Cuts, was published in 1988 by Thorntree Press. She has published over fifty articles, essays and reviews in places like Christianity Today, Moody, The Wittenburg Door, and Sun Dog. Most recently her poem “Why Girls Love Horses” was included in Brushstrokes and Balladeers a beautiful coffee table book.
She currently teaches composition at Northern Illinois University where she helps students prepare for their university education by teaching them how to write. Her students teach her more than she teaches them. She lives on a farm with her husband Bruce, two dogs, two horses, a flock of chickens and one not so feral cat.
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