“…softly, quietly, mightily beautiful.” Kelly Woodward, You Can Read Me Anything
“…Hume’s writing is earthy, there is also a nearly ethereal quality at times.” Karen Pirnot, Readers’ Favorite, 5 stars
“Interesting read about two women connected by proximity and the ways in which their lives intersect. Hope is their beacon and it shines bright in these stories. Definitely a great book to settle down with!” Nadia, A Bookish Way of Life
“I found myself sighing when I put it down; it had touched me deeply.” Amazon.com customer review, 5 stars
finalist for the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship
as heard on NPR
House of Miracles is about love—the romantic love of days gone by, first love, unrequited love, and the fragile intimacies of a couple living in the last part of the twentieth century.
In these delightful, at times unsettling stories, we meet two very different women: baby boomer Janet MacDonald, who, despite a blossoming career in San Francisco, feels sure that she is cursed, and her elderly, eccentric neighbor, Mrs. von Meurs. When Janet’s relationship with boyfriend Jack, a struggling photographer, is tested, they drift dangerously apart. It is Mrs. von Meurs, alone and at the end of her life, who tries to keep them together.
At the heart of House of Miracles is the kaleidoscopic way the diverse characters are connected to Janet and Mrs. von Meurs. Secrets are revealed, and each woman must find her way, whether through a troubled past or into an uncertain future. Sometimes it seems that hope is not only “the thing with feathers,” but it is all they have. That, and the real possibility of miracles.
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