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Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott
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May 14, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone with a family
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 1

I really enjoy Anne Lamott. Her writing makes me laugh out loud one moment and brings tears to my eyes at the next. This is the story of Mattie, recently divorced but still occasionally sleeping with her ex-husband, trying to love her mother as she ages and begins to struggle with dementia, trying to raise her children with grace even as they drive her crazy, trying to reconcile her love for her now deceased father with the incredibly bad choices he made. Mattie's actions aren't always believable for me, but the moments of grace she experiences make her story worth it.

"It was not facing what life dealt that made you crazy, but rather trying to set life straight where it was unstraightenable."

"Then the pastor, as if reading her mind, said that it took time to know God's will; that even Jesus didn't arrive at 'Thy will be done' quickly, or He wouldn't have spent so much time in the garden."

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