Heartlands Best Reads of 2017: #9 Can You See Anything Now?

416HGA6nSHL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_We continue the idiosyncratic countdown of best reads of 2017 with all its caveats: not all published in 2017, not limited by genre but limited by Alex having to have read them.  Don’t let my limitations keep you from Katherine James’ debut novel Can You See Anything Now?–a book with the rich texture of human tragedy and a beautiful confidence in God’s presence in its midst.  The story of a small town with its own red-blue divides and the artists and young people who populate it, this is a story that stuck with me and gave me hope for what Christian fiction is at its best.  Raw and wonderful.  And I had fun interviewing the author this fall.

2 thoughts on “Heartlands Best Reads of 2017: #9 Can You See Anything Now?

  1. “The book is full of bodies in close connection—fathers and sons rolling on the floor fighting, little girls clinging to the neck of an older brother, an addict coming back from an overdose with her head in the lap of her husband.”

    Oh, man. Next on the list…

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