The Mystery of Grace
December 27, 2010
I recently read a great story by one of my favorite authors, Charles De Lint. The Mystery of Grace was nominated for two Canadian book awards; the Sunburst and the Evergreen. It’s an urban fantasy set in the American Southwest. Part love story, ghost story and mystery, it ties in classic hot rods, rockabilly music and Native American, Hispanic and Celtic magic. The main character, Grace, is recently dead and stuck in an in-between place that looks just like her home. She can cross over to our world only twice a year. She then meets the man of her dreams, but how will their love last? The novel deals with many deep issues and questions, such as what grace is and how do we achieve it. It’s a great book that I still keep thinking about, and the characters really stayed with me!
I also recommend these by Charles De Lint:
Blue Springs North Branch