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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.83 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
Seeing Things is a delight for the senses. Patti Hill is gifted with the ability to provide a colorful illusion with words, in which I could see better through the eyes of an older woman with macular degeneration than I can see through my own eyes. The story is honest about family struggles, filled with realistic characters and gentle humor--a literary treat.
Hannah Alexander, author of A Killing Frost and the Hideaway series
What a joyful adventure this was! In Seeing Things, Patti Hill has created the most wonderful traveling companion: Birdie Wainwright, a plucky, funny, deliciously foolish, wondrously wise grandmother with macular degeneration and hallucinations of Huckleberry Finn. Mix her in with a well-meaning dog, a lovesick pharmacist, and a family much too uppity for its britches, and you've got a tender, soul-stirring novel that will make you smile long after you turn the last page.
~ Kathleen Popa, author of To Dance in the Desert and The Feast of Saint Bertie
"Patti Hill has created a quirky bunch of characters and dropped them into a fascinating story world where nothing is too far-fetched, in her delightful novel Seeing Things. Thoroughly engaging from start to finish." Sharon K. Souza, author of Lying on Sunday
Seeing Things skillfully weaves together the hard reality of afflictions with the whimsical side of life. While captivated by entertaining episodes, profound insights seep into your soul-setbacks don't have to defeat us, troubles don't need to bring gloom, and physical afflictions can usher adventures rather than limitations. - Janet Perez Eckles, international Christian speaker and author.
"At times ticklish and charming (oh, that Huck Finn!), at other times deeply moving, Patti Hill's Seeing Things kept the pages turning despite the hour. This grandmother's quest to put her family on the mat and lower them through the ceiling of pain and past mistakes, right to Jesus's feet, is a tale I could read again and again." - Tamara Leigh, author of Faking Grace and Leaving Carolina
"Patti Hill has created a quirky bunch of characters and dropped them into a fascinating story world where nothing is too far-fetched, in her delightful novel Seeing Things. Thoroughly engaging from start to finish." - Sharon K. Souza, author of Lying on Sunday
When you open this book, you will meet a completely lovable, huggable, I-wish-she-lived-next door woman! Birdie Wainwright suffers from macular degeneration but she 'sees' better than most people. She lets her heart choose her direction and listens intently to that still, small voice of God. Because of all this, her life explodes like Fourth of July fireworks, with bursts of love, laughter, tears and joy.
At 72, Birdie was very independent, climbing mountains with her dog, Miss Bee Haven, and flirting with the local pharmacist. But when she breaks her ankle, her son insists she come to live with him and his family. During her convalescence, Birdie's bone not only heals, but a few other 'broken' things as well. Birdie is a character that will live on in readers' memories long after the last page in this book is turned. She is a delightful combination of innocent faith and savvy strength. She relies on God to get the job done, but isn't afraid to step up to the plate to move things along.
When her vision problem develops an unusual side effect, (she sees and talks to Huck Finn), her family huddles together for a solution. But Birdie calmly continues walking with God, along paths of His choosing. Although a car accident and a kitchen fire might make it seem Birdie made a wrong turn, when the dust and the smoke settles, life is even better than before. You will absolutely love the places this woman takes you to!
Seeing Things is all about closing your eyes and listening to your heart. And with Birdie as your 'seeing-eye gal', life gets more colorful indeed. - http://www.inthelibraryreviews.net