Author: Susie Finkbeiner
Genre: Historical Fiction
After Annie Jacobson's brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know.
In Mike's absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. Letter by letter, the Jacobsons must find a way to pull together as a family, regardless of past hurts. In the tumult of this time, Annie and her family will grapple with the tension of holding both hope and grief in the same hand, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted.
Reviewer: Eva Joy Schonhaar
In All Manner of Things, Susie Finkbeiner creates a beautifully drawn portrait of a family during wartime. They're far from perfect, but the characters she's created are real and warm and absolutely life-like.
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Overall, All Manner of Things is a wonderfully written book that's perfect for fans of clean historical fiction. Highly recommended.