Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist

"The idea of bittersweet is changing the way I live, unraveling and re-weaving the way I understand life. Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a sliver of lightness on even the darkest nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich when it contains a splinter of sadness." --Shauna Niequist

Written as a series of separate but inter-connected essays, this is  a lovely, beautiful book. Niequist writes of life's joys and heartbreaks, and the importance of community and good food.

Hopeful and inspiring, this book is best read slowly. An essay a day is a good amount.

I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.

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