Amazing, touching, heartbreaking, and at the same time hopeful — all of these words describe Yttrup’s beautiful novel. At its heart, this story is about how people view themselves, and how this contrasts with how God sees each person. There is so much meaning to be taken away after reading this wonderful book.
Ellyn owns a café and hides behind an overweight exterior. She has shut herself off to love. Sabina is new in town, hiding away from a tragedy in her past among other things. Twila has struggled with an eating disorder, and is taking steps to heal and move forward. When these three women meet, what can they offer each other, and in turn themselves? (B&H, Apr., 352 pp., $14.99)