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Thin Places: Essays from In Between

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In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America's search for meaning

When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, "just naturally reverent," a fact that didn't change when she--much to her/>When/>
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Bandit
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t read essays as a rule. I’m not sure why and going by how much I enjoyed this one, that rule really needs to change. But that’s just to say that this collection didn’t have an immediate attraction to me, outside of the fact that one of the essays was about OCD. That immediately interested me. But the thing is, it doesn’t matter how you come to the book sometimes, it only matters that you get there and I am so very glad I came to this book, because it was absolutely terrific. Thin Places a ...more
Afton Montgomery
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jordan Kisner announces herself humbly as a master of her genre, with essays that exude brilliance individually and then perhaps even more so as a carefully ordered collection. Her "thin places" are the spaces where "the barrier between the physical world and the spiritual world wears thin and becomes porous. Invisible things, like music or love or dead people or God, might become visible there." There's no way to walk away from her collection without feeling as if you live in a thin place-- as ...more
Anneke
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Book Review: Thin Places: Essays from In Between
Author: Jordan Kisner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Review Date: November 4, 2019

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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“In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning.

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Nate
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"In thin places, the barrier between the physical world and the spiritual world wear thin and become porous." Jordan Kisner has undertaken an effort that is incredibly admirable, and executed it beautifully. Uncertainty and ambiguity have always been difficult areas for humans to navigate and we'll be grappling with them until the end of time. But this book is beautiful because it doesn't attempt to grab you by the hand and march you towards certainty, it beckons you towards the thin places, and ...more
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