A young girl goes for a ride with her father one night when her mother is at Bible study. They pass a neighbor walking barefoot along the dirt road. The father stops to pick up the woman and offers her a ride back to her trailer. But first he lets off his daughter at home.
Two years later, the girl is out for a walk on a sweltering night when she sees a man drop a baby down a well.
Thus begins Kalisha Buck hanon’s ambitious third novel, “Solemn,” which centers on the effects of that murder on the young girl, Solemn Redvine, and sweeps outward to examine the lives around her.
NEW YORK — A forthcoming book by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will be a guide on how to handle success and disappointment.
WaterBrook, a Christian imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press that it will publish “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” in October.
Tebow will write about maintaining perspective “when your dreams do not go as planned.” WaterBrook also plans a companion Bible study.
A former Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida, the 28-year-old Tebow helped lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 but has struggled since.
In the Jerusalem of 1945, he’s known as Yossi: a shrewd, agreeable taxi driver with grade-school Hebrew and fledgling English, ferrying tourists around the Old City in a black Peugeot (not his), showing them the Tower of David and the Jaffa Gate, selling them extra film and gratefully accepting their gratuities.
Back in his native Latvia, though, he was Brand, an apt name for a Jew branded by loss.