Okay, so you know that a big part of my job is to act as a booster for Loyola Press. But, even if I had nothing to do with the Press, I’d want to enthusiastically recommend Jane Knuth’s Thrift Store Saints. A friend started it and couldn’t stop until she finished it in one sitting. It’s that great.
A noted journalist (yes, I need to keep her anonymous – but, trust me, she’s “big”) recently wrote to us: “I have not been so epically moved by 150 pages since my first reading of Elie’s [Weisel’s] Night. What a treasure Jane’s book is and a terrifically well-timed blessing to me personally. I will be… pressing copies of it into the hands of anyone I know who will take it. A magnificent book. Also, if you could arrange for Jane to be my BFF, I’d be delighted.”
Jane came and spoke to all of us at the Press yesterday. I’m smitten. She is totally delightful – uncomplicated, direct, joyous and funny. What a winning combination.
Please check out her new blog, Thrift Store Saints. Here, again, are a couple of sample chapters from the book: