Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

Large Print - 2010
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"May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived. May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people. Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again."
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2010.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602858626
1602858624
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Sams
Characteristics: 445 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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sbennett
Aug 15, 2015

This story dealt with suffering and tragedy and how faith in a loving God can stay alive under those circumstances. I found it slow in some parts, but really wanted to stick with it to find out how the main character resolved her issues with God in the end. Overall a good read and definitely deals with some of the more difficult topics of faith in the midst of tragedy and loss.

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Mothercat
Jun 19, 2014

What a delightful book! I've read a couple of others by this author and enjoy her easy style of writing. I found May's story of recovery from personal trauma, with the help of those around her, moving and touching. The characters are well-drawn and believable, and I really enjoyed the interaction between them.

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