Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.
Insanely good writing here. Such richness. These are not sliver-tales of crystal, perfect moments, they are entire lives contained in 35 or so pages each. I quite marvel at her audacity and skill. Silber is a marvelous story-teller. As Anthony Doerr says, "the ardor with which they [the characters] yearn for their respective heavens will break your heart.