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.
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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