Oct 25, 2023
I've been told for a couple of years now that I'd love Katie Powner's books, so I've bought a couple, but now it's time to read it, and I think her most recent release, The Wind Blows in Sleeping Grass might just be the perfect choice for me. Listen in and see why!
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I had a delightful chat with Katie Powner about writing, characters, her love of pigs, and even the Bible story about the demoniac of Gadarenes. Learning where she got the idea for a garbage-collecting prodigal and a pig named Pearl was only the highlight of the conversation. She also talked about her favorite kinds of books to read (she likes those that are still popular after the newness has worn off) and gave us recommendations for which of her books to start with based on the kind of book you're looking for.
For the first time in his life, Pete has everything to lose.
After years of drifting, fifty-year-old Pete Ryman has settled down with his potbellied pig, Pearl, in the small Montana town of Sleeping Grass--a place he never expected to see again. It's not the life he dreamed of, but there aren't many prospects for a high-school dropout like him.
Elderly widow Wilma Jacobsen carries a burden of guilt over her part in events that led to Pete leaving Sleeping Grass decades ago. Now that he's back, she's been praying for the chance to make things right, but she never expected God's answer to leave her flat on her face--literally--and up to her ears in meddling.
When the younger sister Pete was separated from as a child shows up in Sleeping Grass with her eleven-year-old son, Pete is forced to face a past he buried long ago, and Wilma discovers her long-awaited chance at redemption may come at a higher cost than she's willing to pay.