Thursday, October 09, 2008

Addition to SWNID Fiction Club

We draw attention to the latest addition to the SWNID Fiction Club, a book that we read and deeply appreciated some time ago but only recalled as a club selection when today prompted by a note on Facebook.

It is Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos. Meeting mixed reviews when published, the book has made a deep impression on many readers who see in it the story of faith in profound darkness. We think the book may be impossible to appreciate for those not tuned to such frequencies.


lilkup said...

Amy and I were given (from Prof. Dyke) this book either Jr. or Sr. year at CBC and started to read it, but never finished it. Its always one I think about picking up to read again. Maybe I should try again, once I unpack all of my books.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Who would have thought the holly jolly Christmas guy would ever experience a Christmas that could be re-told as a "story about faith in profound darkness"? That must refer to time he spent on misfit island. We are talking about the same Mr. Ives, right?