Wednesday, July 25, 2007

To Dance in the Desert by Kathleen Popa


This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


TO DANCE IN THE DESERT

(RiverOak, May 1, 2007)

by


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Raised in the American Southwest, Kathleen began her love affair with the desert as a child. Before becoming a writer she, among other jobs, worked in both the juvenile facility fro incarcerated girls and a home for emotionally disturved children. Mother of two, sh lives in Northern California with her husband and youngest son. Visit her blog, Reading, Writing, and What Else is There? She is a member of the CFBA, too! Give her a holler!











ABOUT THE BOOK:

“Not a safe world.” How many times had she heard it over and over again? Well, it is not a safe world and Dara Murphy Brogan knew it better than most, which is exactly why she had tucked herself away on a desert mountaintop. Now it was just her, the voice inside her head and the boxes of hastily packed odds and ends—all that was left of her pathetic excuse of a life. Hadn’t she chosen the desert because it was barren and brown and dead looking and far, far away from anyone who may have seen the news?

So what was this, this trespasser, this interloper, this wacked out earth mother doing dancing outside her window? Celebrating life and the Spirit in a way Dara never could have dreamed. Until she opened her door and met Jane Cameron.


A book that makes me laugh is a joy, a book that makes me cry is a rarity. But a book that moves me to dance is sublime. To Dance in the Desert is a spectacular experience. Beautifully written, deeply moving, and warmly engaging—that this is Kathleen Popa’s first novel astounds me. That she will quickly be counted among the top caliber of Christian novelists delights me. I simply loved this book.


~Kathryn Mackel, Author of The Hidden



Kathleen Popa creates a compelling vision of a small community’s power to coax waning spirits back toward life. This gem of a novel worked on me like a dream. Popa’s evocative prose captured the nuance and complexity of transformation with equal parts mystery and truth. She conjures the deserts of Dara Brogan’s life with intimate clarity, reminding us along the way of the profound strength of what we take far too much for granted—the deep friendship of kindred spirits. This is a journey worth taking.



~Jeff Berryman, Author of Leaving Ruin



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Kathleen can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

26 comments:

Deborah said...

mine's up!

Trish said...

Mine's up! http://ordinarylife.typepad.com/books/2007/07/to-dance-in-the.html

Deena said...

I'm up, but it's a mess and the pictures don't work...so I'm off to clean up the mess...but don't know what to do about the pictures:-(

Bonnie Calhoun said...

LOL...I fixed the picture links...Mimi just likes to make me work!

Jim Thompson said...

I just tried to post a very clever comment saying I posted my blog review. But cyberspace ate it. So here's the poor reflection of my former wit.

Jenny said...

It's up!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It is posted!

Rel said...

Up Down Under :)

Brittanie said...

I am up but the picture links are still not working on my site.

Kelly Klepfer said...

http://kellyklepfer.blogspot.com/ review up - interview w/ Kathleen 7-27

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up and dancing.

Todd said...

Okay. I'm up now.

Christy LaShea Smith said...

I've posted

April Erwin said...

I'm up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Mine is up also.

Jake said...

Posted.

Cee Cee said...

Mine too!

karen_m said...

A day later than I wanted, but mine's up. We've been featuring some interesting books lately; my reading list is starting to fill up fast.

Hisart777 said...

Posated!

Gretchen said...

My post is up! What an awesome book!!! (bless you for the code!)

Becky said...

Mine at A Christian Worldview of Fiction is up.

Rebecca LuElla Miller

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up on my blog and my library's website :)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Mine is up. Sorry it's late. I tried to post it late Tuesday night, but I think I was before the info made it onto CFBA blog site. I LOVE the book cover more than any I've seen in a long time.

Angie
http://godusesbrokenvessels.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Posted @ http://www.xanga.com/christianfictionqueen

Kathleen Popa said...

Many, many thanks to all of you. I'll be drunk on all your wonderful reviews for a while, so you'll have to excuse me if I fall over.

I put a post up about this tour, here:
http://kathleenpopa.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/07/my-blog-tour.html

Michelle said...

Sheesh, I've really been slacking at posting here! But I did put it up in time.