Entering the Blue Stone is a memoir, but it is so much more. Chronically the life of Molly and her siblings as children to as they get older, watching their parents' lives spiral out of control. It's desperation to grasp onto anything to fix something so wrong, but is that really the answer? Facing reality, what is the best case for all of those involved? Having to make some rather difficult, and life-changing, decisions myself over my father two years ago, this novel struck a little to close to home for me. However, it does offer inspiration and urges us to appreciate what we have, now. With grace, humor, warmth and tears, Entering the Blue Stone is a gripping journey of strength, family, humor and letting go. I highly recommend it!! Thanks Molly for sharing your story.
A former professor of English at the United States Naval Academy, Molly Best Tinsley is recognized as the first professoremerita in its history. Her fiction has twice received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, as well as the Oregon Book Award and the Pushcart Prize. She is the co-author of Satan’s Chamber (Fuze Publishing), Throwing Knives (Ohio State University Press), and My Life With Darwin (Houghton Mifflin). Dr. Tinsley also co-authoredThe Creative Process (St. Martin’s), and her plays have been read or staged nationwide, from Seattle, to Houston, New York City, and Washington DC. She lives in Oregon, where she divides her time between Ashland and Portland.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.