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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"The Scent of Water" Blog Tour

The Scent of Water: Grace for Every Kind of Broken
by Naomi Zacharias
   I recently had the opportunity to read and review, The Scent of Water: Grace for every Kind of Broken by Naomi Zacharias.

   The author takes us on a journey through Banda Aceh on the island of Sumatra six weeks after the devastating tsunami.  To the Czech Republic, where a young girl is sent on an illicit mission by her mother and is attacked and raped by a gang of boys.  We go to a prison in Africa, where a lack of vernacular knowledge has doomed many of the women to a life of misery.  In Amsterdam, we are introduced to the complicated story of a prostitute living in a brothel.  We visit a teenage girl who is in desperate need of lifesaving surgery and hear from victims of the most horrendous form of domestic abuse. These are just some of the appalling stories recounted in this gripping memoir.

   Ms. Zacharias has a way of touching your soul and allowing you to see beneath the seemingly shallow surface of these extreme injustices and into the depth of humanity. 

   Throughout the book, your heart will fracture and within this fracture, you will be inspired to a level of human accountability that can only serve to make us kinder, gentler and less judgemental.  You should definitely put this heartbreakingly beautiful book on your must read list. 


*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

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At April 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Pain SUX said...

Oh wow....I absolutely HAVE to read this book :)


At April 20, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

This might be one for our next season's book club!


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