Monday, May 09, 2011

Thrift Store Saints

I found out about this book from my blog friend Jeanie. She wrote such a fantastic review of the book that I tracked it down at the library. I had to order it via inter-library loan. Which is just to say that I recommend that if you have to go to all of that trouble, you should!

In brief, this is a book written about volunteering at a thrift store by, Jane Knuth, a woman who did not plan on doing so. But she did, and she had such wonderful and uplifting experiences! The thrift store is run by the St. Vincent De Paul Society and is in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the book is all about her volunteer experience and really how the clients taught her about life and kindness.

I am a terrible book reviewer. When I find a book that I want everyone to read I simply say, "I loved it!!!!!!" This is a book I want everyone to read! I loved it!!!!

Here is a link to Jeanie's beautiful review about this book and here is a link to an article about the author. Here is a link to the book on Amazon if you don't have the patience to track it down through the library or if you would like to support the author.


krayolakris said...

Thanks for the recommendation; it sounded like a great book. I clicked right over to Amazon and bought it for my Kindle!

Margaret said...

Sounds interesting for sure. Thanks!

Jeanie said...

Laura, I'm so glad you liked it and are passing the word! At some point soon I'll have another post on how this may have changed a life right in my own town! We're waiting to see... Curious?! I'll let you know!

djemknuth said...

Thank you for the great support. It's amazing to hear how many people like the simple stories from a thrift store.

Siobhan said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll look into it!