Book Reviews / Food for Thought

Southernmost

Asher is an evangelical preacher in middle-of-nowhere Tennessee, the holy roller kind. After a flood ravages the town, Asher stands up for a gay couple who has lost their home and welcomes them into his church. Unfortunately, the church doesn’t take kindly to this act of generosity and open mindedness and soon Asher finds himself cast out by both the congregation and his home. In a moment of desperation, he flees with his son, trying to find his own form of salvation.

It took me a minute to get into this one – the first 30 or 40 pages feel a bit clunky and out of nowhere you’re in the thick of the action. That said, it doesn’t take long to get through 30 pages of this book, where it picks right up and I was anxious to see if Asher finds himself in a place of peace.

3 out of 5 stars.

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