Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope

Katherine Elizabeth Clark. Moody, $12.99 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-8024-1683-4
Clark’s heartbreaking, soul-enriching debut memoir candidly recounts how a playground accident altered her life. In 2009, a boy bounded into the air and crashed onto her head. Clark, who was in her late 30s at the time of the accident, writes of how she was informed about the seriousness of her injury: “[The surgeon] told us that I had suffered a Christopher Reeve–level injury, not only dangerously high [on her spine] but gravely serious.” Thus began Clark’s painful and often terrifying battle to regain her ability to use her limbs which included years of arduous physical rehabilitation. Readers will value the skillful manner in which Clark meshes her emotional highs and lows with her effort to trust God during a lengthy recovery that was filled with grief. “We all have a deep appreciation for the truth that we’re fearfully and wonderfully made,” she writes. “And for that very reason, we grieve.... Because grief is the faithful response to loss.” Filled with clear-eyed explanations of how faith inspired her to hope, Clark’s uplifting book is a testament to her tenacious spirit. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/13/2017
Release date: 01/01/2018
Genre: Nonfiction
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