Andrew Krivak's new novel THE BEAR tells the story of a father and daughter living peacefully in an Edenic world now uninhabited by humans. What remains of past civilization are a few books and, in the far beyond, buried walls. In exquisite storytelling, we see past our muddled, technological existence to what's pure and real.
A list of books coming in February and March that have me excited, including an essay collection, memoir, biography, fable, crime story and assorted novels.
Andrew Krivak's memoir about his eight-year journey toward becoming a Jesuit priest is an illuminating story about one person's determination to understand his destiny. He learns that making a proper discernment in such matters happens not in moments of peaceful pondering, but by making decisions along the chaotic way.
"The Sojourn" is a new novel published by Bellevue Literary Press. It's beautifully written in first-person prose -- a World War I story and also a coming of age story that's profoundly moving and filled with hope.