Saturday, February 21, 2009
(If you don't know what a Sin Eater is, look it up!)
The book is about a young girl, Cadi, in the 1850s in the Smoky Mountains looking for redemption for things from her past- looking in all the wrong places. In the book, she has an imaginary friend named Lilybet and I liked this conversation between them:
[Lilybet speaking] "Life isn't fair. It's difficult. From the moment you draw your first breath to the last."
"Why does it have to be that way?"
"Because men are stubborn. They wanted their own way, and God allowed them to have it."
"And so Fagan and I must suffer."
"As all suffer. It's one long test of faith, refining you for what you were meant to be."
"And what's that?"
"Why can't I know now? Why can't ye just tell me?"
"Because you're stubborn, too. You still refuse to understand, even when the truth is all around you in everything you see from the depths of the earth to the stars of the heavens."
All the anger went from me [Cadi] and my throat tightened with grief. "I don't want to be stubborn, Lilybet. I want to understand."
"You will find all the pieces and God will bring them to light."
"When will that be?"
"In his time."
Go get it and read it! [I still have the copy from the main library here, but I'll return it soon!]
Posted by Brenda at 8:22 AM