Light From Distant Stars – Book Review

Light From Distant Stars

Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker – Book Review

They sat there in the dark together for a long time,
both of them awake and not saying anything…
But in the silence, he also felt like they were
moving further and further apart.

– Shawn Smucker, Light From Distant Stars

Do you know what it feels like to be haunted by the past or to grapple over the passing of a loved one?

Cohen Maren does.

In Light From Distant Stars, master story-weaver Shawn Smucker captivates us with a hauntingly told, beautifully crafted novel about a man who is trying to reconcile the pieces of his life, past and present, with the death of his father, whose loss he feels responsible for.

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The story opens with Cohen at his father’s bedside, and then takes us on a journey where distant memories and present-day circumstances continually collide – where issues of faith, forgiveness, shame, and pain are intermingled and intertwined – where rational thought dissipates in the face of festering wounds from a painful past.

Light From Distant Stars will grab you by the heartstrings and won’t let you go until the very last page.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. Tina at Mommynificent
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    Thanks for sharing this great review of what looks to be a very powerful book at Booknificent Thursday at!

  2. alice says:

    This sounds like a great book, I like stories that deal with real life scenarios! Thanks for sharing it with us at #OMHGWW.

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