The Song of Sadie Sparrow is a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable book about three women in three different stages of life who meet at the Hickories retirement home.
Sadie Sparrow lives at the Hickories. She is nearing the end of her life and must make the mental, emotional and physical transition of living in a retirement home. Meg Vogel works at the Hickories. Meg’s atheism is being challenged by being around many people who believe in God. Elise Chapelle’s grandfather is a resident at the Hickories. Elise is now questioning what God wants her to do with her life since she has been her grandfather’s caretaker. As the three ladies intersect with each other and build a relationship, God touches each of their lives and weaves a beautiful tapestry that affects the here and now and possibly eternity.
Author Kitty Foth-Regner does an excellent job of fleshing out each character. You fall in love with them, cry with them, and even get mad with and at them! The book made me laugh, has a mystery and made me appreciate, even more, the elderly who are a part of my life.
I highly recommend The Song of Sadie Sparrow. This is now one of my favorite books and I will read more than once!
Kitty Foth-Regner was a feminist atheist for the first half of her adult life—until her Christian mother stood on the cusp of eternity, sending Kitty off on a personal quest for the truth about where we came from, what we’re doing here and where we’re going. Heaven Without Her (Thomas Nelson, 2008) is an enthusiastically endorsed account of that quest, during which she frantically sought evidence for everything but Christianity (since she thought most Christians were both boring and self-righteous). Finding no such evidence, she finally turned to the Bible, and was blown away by its obvious truth, and by learning that all her long-held ideas about Christians had been 100% wrong.
Kitty is also the co-author, with Amy Ammen, of Hip Ideas for Hyper Dogs (Wiley/Howell, 2007), a contributor to Transformed by the Evidence (Leafcutter Press, 2014), and editor ofGod’s Glory in Clay Pots (Word for Life Publishing, 2009). Her first published book was a medical thriller entitled The Cure (Main Street Publishing, 1987), chosen winner of the first Greater Milwaukee Book Festival Contest by the late mystery novelist Sue Grafton.
A retired copywriter with scores of brochures, white papers and scripts in her portfolio, today Kitty is a 60-hour-a-month nursing-home volunteer at the facility where her mother lived and died. A reflection of her experiences there, The Song of Sadie Sparrow is a novel celebrating three women, representing three different generations and worldviews, who meet in a nursing home and impact each other’s lives—perhaps for all eternity.
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