Friday, June 4, 2010

May's Faith and Fiction Round Table Discussion of Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

For the month of May, the Faith and Fiction Round Table discussed Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Each month, the participants change. For a complete schedule of Faith and Fiction round tables, please refer to the schedule. I am in desperate need of participants for July's inter-faith discussion of Passage to India by E.M. Forster. Whether you are a believer of any faith, an atheist, or agnostic, we'd love to have you join us.

We had four people drop out of the conversation this month, so my heartfelt thanks to those who persevered through. May's Participants were:

Jen of Devourer of Books. Jen says, "I read constantly, even with my new son. I'm all about finding any and every opportunity to pick up my book. My husband has (mostly) accepted the steady influx of books into the house and is (mostly) supportive of the time I spend reading and blogging. If I'm not reading or blogging, I'm probably at work or playing with my baby.

On my blog I review primarily general fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, and women's fiction." Jen's favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck and one of her favorite posts is about Drop Everything and Read.

Pete Peterson of The Fiddler's Gun
Pete Peterson is a film aficionado, book lover, cheese-maker, sandwich critic, chair-sitter, and haver of many things both strange and uniquely ordinary. He is also the author of The Fiddler’s Gun, a novel of high adventure that will blow your mind and is presently available wherever great books are sold. His favorite book is August's Faith and Fiction Round Table book, Godric by Frederick Buechner. One of his favorite posts is about seeing through the creator's eyes.

Hannah of Wordlily
Hannah reviews a variety of books, but she seems to focus somewhat on literary fiction and mysteries. She's particularly interested in well-written stories at the intersection of life and faith. Besides talking about books, she also blogs a bit about her fibery pursuits (knitting, spinning) — and sometimes pictures of Maisie, her Old English Sheepdog puppy, sneak in. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is one of her favorite books and one of her favorite posts is about the home of Willa Cather.

Melanie blogs at Melanie's Musings and reviews mostly YA and Christian fiction.

Caite blogs at a lovely shore breeze. Caite says, "I read mostly fiction, and although I have branched out a good bit since I started blogging, my first love in the reading world are mysteries. Dark and gruesome, I am afraid to say, with a deep moral center, as I think all great mysteries have, and some great characters."

Our discussion can be found divided up among the participants:
My Friend Amy--Introduction
Devourer of Books--Expectations
Wordlily--General Impressions
A Lovely Shore Breeze--Davy Part 1
The Fiddler's Gun--Davy Part 2
Melanie's Musings--Other Characters


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