What good fortune – the discovery of a very fine author – new to me! Recommended by another Weston librarian who remembered so fondly Kallos’ first book, Broken for You. I opened the covers of this book and was immersed in storytelling at its finest, unpredictable connections of characters, mastery of the words that made me pause to reread and savor, and something close to the divine fleetingly reveals itself. Prepare to embrace a fine author for your reading pleasure.
“A riveting read…Kallos moves back and forth in time, and among characters, in a story that deftly mixes family drama, neuroscience, mystery and an exploration of the dying art of handwriting that is far more intriguing than it sounds…You’re likely to find yourself rereading it at least once to fully absorb what you may have missed the first time around.”—Bookpage
“Language Arts was like yoga for my heart—my sentiments were stretched and strengthened, my imagination challenged and contorted, and when I finished, I felt grateful for this beautifully honest, lyrical journey. I loved this book.” — Jamie Ford, best-selling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Kallos’ earlier novels, Broken for You (2004) and Sing Them Home (2009), have been widely praised, and her third deserves all of those kudos and more. This novel, masterfully plotted and written, is a wondrously beautiful story of love and loss, offering hope in the face of the harshest reality.”—Booklist, starred review