01 August 2019

Light From Distant Stars | Book Review


When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect.

Over the next week, Cohen's childhood memories come back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his father being asked to leave his pastoral position. The game of baseball that somehow kept them together. And the two children in the forest who became his friends--and enlisted him in a dark and dangerous undertaking. As the lines blur between what was real and what was imaginary, Cohen is faced with the question he's been avoiding: Did he kill his father?

In Light From Distant Stars, master story weaver Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: July 16, 2019


Another delightful, fantastical novel from Shawn Smucker, Light From Distant Stars features Cohen Marah, caught between the past and the present, between what is true and what lives in his memory. There’s baseball and friendship and trauma and still, plenty of hope as Cohen’s story unfolds.

Smucker writes with an enchanting beauty that makes Light From Distant Stars a captivating read, even if it does more slowly, at times, and I enjoyed it. It is a perfect reading choice for fans of character-driven plots with a touch of the magical, and I recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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