The long warm summer days are now behind us and the crisp autumn mornings have arrived. For children, it’s time for back to school and for me it’s time for back to book club! Our book club members recently met to set up this years itinerary and as someone in the group pointed out, we seem to have a bit of a numbers theme happening.
Our book for October was written by Susan White and is titled, Ten Thousand Truths. I fell completely in love with this story; a heartbroken and troubled young girl, written off as a lost cause who eventually thrives and flourishes within the wise, kind and empathetic embrace of her new “family”.
Maybe it’s because I always wanted to live on a farm, but I was completely enchanted by White’s descriptions of such normally mundane tasks as picking raspberries, swimming in the lake or preparing dinner. I was a welcomed guest, quietly hovering over the farm and silently observing the daily happenings.
You don’t often have this happen, but this poignant and enthralling novel has a very wide demographic appeal and is the perfect read for everyone from eight to ninety-eight.
About the Author – Susan White was born in New Brunswick, Canada and moved from one New Brunswick city to another. As a teenager her family moved to the Kingston Penninsula and she only left long enough to earn her BA and BEd. Settling on the peninsula, she and her husband raised four children and ran a small farm while she taught elementary school. Since retiring she is grateful to now have time to work on writing and the freedom to visit her two granddaughters in Alberta. Her first book, The Year Mrs. Montague Cried won the 2012 Ann Connor Brimer Award. Ten Thousand Truths, is Ms White’s second book, she has completed a third and is now working on her fourth book. You can visit her website at author-susan-white.