A MEDITATION ON POINTS OF CONNECTION
Bread: A Memoir of Hunger. Lisa Knopp. University of Missouri Press, 2016. 170 pp. $23.33 (hardcover), $14.49 (Kindle).
I chose to read Bread because in a couple of weeks, I will be doing a joint reading and book signing with Lisa Knopp at the University of Nebraska/Omaha, where she teaches. Since her previous five books have been on nature, I was a bit surprised by the topic of Bread, which is, in the vein of Joan Didion, a journalistic memoir; in other words, the book is both highly personal and contains a significant body of research on its subject. That is not an adequate description, however, because the book is also very much a spiritual memoir. The subject matter is Read More