The Rapture of Canaan

The Rapture of Canaan

(This review first appeared in December 2002) Rating:  The Rapture of Canaan, by Sheri Reynolds.  Berkley Books (1995), 320 pages. Who doesn’t love a good story about a young girl growing up in a religious cult in the backwoods of the Southern U.S.? In this...
The Way the Crow Flies

The Way the Crow Flies

  (This review first appeared in June 2005) Rating:  The Way the Crow Flies, by Ann-Marie MacDonald.  HarperCollins (2003), 820 pages. This book perfectly displays what I mean when I write that an author has flawlessly captured the child’s voice in his or...