The 1930s were a decade of enormous uncertainty--for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of love and enormous sacrifices in the face of circumstances horrendous beyond belief. When her husband leaves her for someone else, Mary and little Luke are out on their own in a world that has no room for the poor and disabled. Especially not at a time when most Americans are simply trying to survive their economic woes and job losses. But then arrives The Gift...where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who can neither hear nor speak provide comfort, direction, and sometimes challenges to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved Luke. Will it be enough?
- Engaging and touching
Wonderfully written and read!
- The Silent Gift tells the tragic,...
The Silent Gift tells the tragic, yet redemptive story of one broken mother and her seemingly autistic son during the Great Depression. Landon's tale colorfully spans several landscapes and contexts during a difficult season of American history. Tavia Gilbert's narration brings to life the heart-wrenching desperation of the mother's character in particular, while balancing a variety of others that come in and out of the storyline. An appropriate faith-based social commentary to reflect on during another economically difficult season in our nation's history.