Tuesday, 8 July 2014
must read: we are called to rise
'It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp…tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit… wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed… accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends the dying'
This is condensed from a much larger paragraph (p197) and it's one of the best pieces of fictional writing I've read in a long time. McBride is a community college teacher and writer and I hope it won't be long before her next novel is on the shelves - not the library's next time, but on my own!
Have you read it? I'd love to know what you think too - please leave a comment below!