Joseph Monninger's The World As We Know it follows the of two brothers and a girl living in New Hampshire as their paths intertwine.

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Joseph Monninger

I don't often want to read books twice, maybe because, as a reviewer, I always have new books to explore. But this book is so vividly with me after days of finishing it that I keep wanting to go back and re-read whole sections and be part of that world for a little while once again.

From the moment brothers Ed and Allard skate down an icy river in rural New Hampshire and save Sarah and her dog from drowning, through all the years their families are together, to the tragedy that befalls them and turns their destinies into paths no one could have fathomed, I was spellbound, caught up in the sheer beauty and power of the story and writing.

Allard and Sarah know from that first moment beneath the ice that they are meant to be together. Experiencing the emergence of their young love and relationship is a delightful and compelling part of the story, as is Monninger's exquisite and powerful writing about nature and how land and place can shape and inform our lives. This interweaving of people and nature lies at the heart of why this book is so wonderful.

A kind of blessing breathes in the pages, sourced from what it means to be human and alive on the earth, with all our joys and sorrows. Reading this book was trans-formative for me. May it be so for you as well!

#17908 - Paperback Book - 291 pgs
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