Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Vision Books

These are WONDERFUL books about the saints, written by various Catholic authors. I have read lots of them and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. They are available from Ignatius Press. From Saint Therese's Little Way, to Saint Edmund Campion's adventures in Protestant England, these are all enjoyable books. My favorites are probably Joan of Arc, by Louis de Wohl, Saint John Bosco, by Catherine Beebe. However, all of them are excellent and would make very good read-alouds.

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a good book. Briefly, it is about Hepzibah Pyncheon, Clifford Pyncheon, Phoebe Pyncheon, and Judge Pyncheon. Hepzibah Pyncheon is a sour, grouchy old lady until young relative (Phoebe) comes and brightens up the lives of Hepzibah and Clifford. Clifford had spent many years in prison, on the charge of murdering his uncle, Jaffrey Pyncheon. Clifford is rather like his sister until Phoebe comes to stay with them for a while. Judge Pyncheon is Hepzibah and Clifford’s cousin and while some of his offers to help them seem kindly, he is really harsh and unjust and definitely deserved his fate at the end of the story.

Sorry that I haven't posted anything for awhile, but my family and I are busy.