Sunday, September 25, 2016


Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair is a non-fiction book by Anne Lamott. How do we find meaning and peace in the face of personal or public devastation? We gather the shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and begin sewing. Lamott shares poignant personal experiences as she shares the best way to overcome is to rebuild, renew, repair. When the world seems falling apart we hold it together with the thread of hope.

Lamott is broad-minded: her tales should resonate with people from any faith tradition. She is well traveled, giving interest to her stories as well. Stitches is a short book, six chapters. A determined reader could easily finish it in a day. I would suggest savoring it a little more, internalizing some of the truths found therein.

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