For many, a nursing home is the despised last stop before heading out into the Great Beyond. Not so for the heroines of The Song of Sadie Sparrow—three very different women whose lives intersect in a warm and endlessly engaging facility called The Hickories.
Sadie Sparrow, Meg Vogel and Elise Chapelle represent different generations. They have experienced different sorrows and entertain different hopes. They even adhere to different worldviews, from devoutly Christian to unapologetically atheist. Yet over the course of a single year, they forge unlikely bonds that impact each other’s lives in the here and now—and perhaps for all eternity.
A beautifully written story of friendship set against the backdrop of life’s twilight years, The Song of Sadie Sparrow explores contrasting views of purpose and pardon, life and afterlife—and faith’s role in shaping those views, now and forevermore.
This is a sweet and touching tale of a young woman who finds personal satisfaction in helping others rather than indulging herself. It does a masterful job of illustrating how unfulfilling life is when its chief goal is the pursuit of material gain. The peace the characters find because of their pure and doubt-free faith in God, heaven and redemption made this a “can’t-put-it-down” read for even this cynical human being! You will not regret reading it; it is uplifting in many ways. Enjoy! (This would also be a GREAT Christmas gift for people in your life who are tired of bad news, people indulging their own desires rather than considering others, or who think we lose our human value when we develop wrinkles or a limp!)
Fantastic book! You feel like you know all the characters in the book personally. I fell in love with Sadie Sparrow. A beautifully written book.
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