This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart
There is a quality to Beth Kephart's witing that completely envelopes me. I feel the embrace of each sensory image pulling me not only into the story, but recalling my own experiences with the sea, with storms, with friendship, with family, and with facing the unknown. The richness of the prose and the careful unfolding of the narrative bring me back again and again. To the story. To the exquisite language. To reflecting on my own life.
One of my favorite quotes about the significance of literature rings true to me and especially for Kephart's books.
"A great book illuminates your life and your life illuminates a great book."
Here are a few of my life illuminations from This is the Story of You.
The color blue is a recurring image.
Ebb and Flow: The ocean, the island, and Mira's life will always be in a state of change.
Life is a collection of lost, saved, and found.
Haven: Place of refuge. MIra finds sanctuary in her home, her memories, her family and the things she holds dear.