Barbara gave me this and a handful of other books during our recent visit in State College. This was a perfect fit for my day full of airplanes and airports yesterday. I finished it as we touched down in Sacramento. Delicious.
Hope in the Dark was first published shortly after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. There is an entire chapter that talks about the concept of walls versus doors and it is all too familiar given the situation with our own border wall. Creepy. The third edition that Barbara gave me has a new introduction and a few additional chapters, but otherwise she did not rewrite the book. So, given that context, this book is a series of helpful reminders that there is hope.
It might be a good idea to keep a copy of this by the bedside or near the computer or for perusing after watching the news.
Thank you, Barbara! This reading blog is feeling very alive this summer.