This I Know

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • This I Know
  • Eldonna Edwards
  • 15 March 2017
  • 1496712862

About the Author: Eldonna Edwards

Eldonna Edwards is a beloved writer s conference instructor and former therapeutic journaling facilitator, who cut her teeth as she puts it, on the back of Southern Baptist pews in her provincial Midwest hometown She grew up in a large family with an evangelical pastor at its head, an upbringing that provided a fertile background from which to harvest setting and characters The voice in her de Eldonna Edwards is a beloved writer s conference instructor and former therapeutic journaling facilitator, who cut her teeth as she puts it, on the back of Southern Baptist pews in her provincial Midwest hometown She grew up in a large family with an evangelical pastor at its head, an upbringing that provided a fertile background from which to harvest setting and characters The voice in her debut novel THIS I KNOW, comes straight from the heart Eldonna is also the subject of the award winning documentary Perfect Strangers that follows one kidney patient and one potential kidney donor in their search for a possible match Her memoir LOST IN TRANSPLANTATION also chronicles this life changing decision Luminous Stories, Unlikely Heroes Eldonna is drawn to stories about community the places we live, the families we re born into, and the tribes we gravitate toward She prefers hometown settings peopled with recognizable characters from the grocery store, a neighborhood cafe or noisy schoolyard Her books explore the bigger questions of one s meaning and purpose, and the overlapping consequences of our choices, good and bad Eldonna integrates humor into her stories to balance the complex and sometimes darker aspects of challenging situations She currently lives on the central California coast with her long term partner Brer and beloved 4 legged companion Bella.Find her on Facebook at Eldonna Edwards Author Page


This I Know Set in a small Midwest town in the late 1960s and helmed by an unforgettable young protagonist compassionate, uncannily wise Grace This I Knowis a luminous coming of age story from an astonishing new voice.Eleven year old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things She s had plenty of practice, burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father, and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside The Knowing, as Grace calls it, offers glimpses of people s pasts and futures It enables her to see into the depth of her mother s sadness, and even allows Grace to talk to Isaac, her twin brother who died at birth To her wise, loving Aunt Pearl, the Knowing is a family gift to her daddy, it s close to witchcraft.Grace can t see into someone s thoughts without their permission But it doesn t take her special talent to know that her small community is harboring its share of secrets A young girl has gone missing Within Grace s own family too, the cracks are widening, as her sisters Hope, Joy, and Chastity enjoy the normal life that eludes Grace It s Grace s kinship with other outsiders that keeps her afloat Lyle, a gentle, homeless man, and Lola, a free spirited new girl at school But when her mother lapses into deep depression after bringing home a new baby, Grace will face a life changing choice ignore her gift and become the obedient daughter her father demands, or find the courage to make herself heard, even if it means standing apart. New Read [ This I Know ] author [ Eldonna Edwards ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “This I Know

  1. Barbara White says:

    Outstanding THIS I KNOW is a remarkable, inspiring story about clairvoyance, faith, and opening your heart and mind to the truth I will not soon forget Grace Carter, the young preacher s daughter with a unique interpretation of the world Her kindness, her resilience, her generosity, and her acceptance of others filled me with hope I am sorry to have turned the last page on her voice and such wonderful lines as Daddy says dancing and rock and roll lead to fornication, which means sex Seems Outstanding THIS I KNOW is a remarkable, inspiring story about clairvoyance, faith, and opening your heart and mind to the truth I will not soon forget Grace Carter, the young preacher s daughter with a unique interpretation of the world Her kindness, her resilience, her generosity, and her acceptance of others filled me with hope I am sorry to have turned the last page on her voice and such wonderful lines as Daddy says dancing and rock and ...

  2. Lorena C says:

    Really a truly wonderful book Wonderful, make you feel good kinda story So many laughs, a few tears You end up liking Graces family you want to be a part of her family , even her dad, yikes And the music wow Loved the writing, so many of it will definitely stay with me.

  3. Pam says:

    I have fallen in love with the heroine of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards I was so very lucky to receive an advanced copy Grace Carter will be with me maybe always I loved this book Everyone add it to your lists or pre order It is That good.

  4. Diane says:

    Young Grace has Powers That is, she can tell people s futures, and she knows when something important is happening somewhere else She considers this a gift from God, but her fundamentalist pastor father disagrees He tries to get her to stop it, but she can t And therein lies the tale I found this book to be delightful I don t have Powers, but I grew up in a Southern Baptist family, and my dad would have reacted the same way as the father in this book if I had had them The book is filled w Young Grace has Powers That ...

  5. Suanne says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Eldonna Edwards s new book, THIS I KNOW is a remarkable story about clairvoyance, faith, and self acceptance Grace Carter has the Knowing, a type of clairvoyance which allows her to talk to her twin brother who died at birth, and to visit her mother when she goes into a coma after a suicide attempt At various times, Grace predicts the future, finds lost objects, and sees into the past Born into a family headed by an Evangelical preacher father who sees her gifts as being nigh onto witchcraft, Eldonna Edwards s new book, THIS I KNOW is a remarkable story about clairvoyance, faith, and self acceptance Grace Carter has the Knowing, a type of clairvoyance which allows her to talk to her twin brother who died at birth, and to visit her mother when she goes into a coma after a suicide attempt At various times, Grace predicts the future, finds lost objects, and sees into the past Born into a family headed by an Evangelical preacher father who sees her gifts as being nigh onto witchcraft, Grace is forced to hide her talents Her father resents her on some level because she survived, adding to his household full of ...

  6. Laurie says:

    The Knowing comes from a good place A God place I loved this book Grace is a young girl who has a heart of gold, a love for life and for making things right She has help from Knowing what people think and feel at times a...

  7. Margaret Duke-Wyer says:

    The book opens with Grace voicing her awareness of her twin, Isaac, curled against her two interchangeable beings cocooned in their mother s womb It is the late 1960s, a small town in the Midwest and Grace is born into a family ruled by an Evangelical pastor her father Isaac her twin, did not survive and so from the start Grace is aware of knowing something is missing, and knowing of sadness Sadness she witnessed in her mother who slowly, over the years, withdrew from the family and even The book opens with Grace voicing her awareness of her twin, Isaac, curled against her two interchangeable beings cocooned in their mother s womb It is the late 1960s, a small town in the Midwest and ...

  8. Jacob says:

    Jaw dropping This novel kept my fingers frantically turning pages and me staying up far later than I should for just onepage Protagonist Grace Carter is such an honest character, both in her personality and portrayal, several sections in the book felt like they could have come out of my own childhood and experiences Author Eldonna Edwards does a fantastic job of characterization, everyone from Grace s misguided but loving father to the homeless man who sets up shop in the family barn Jaw dropping This novel kept my fingers frantically turning pages and me staying up far later than I should for just onepage Protagonist Grace Carter is such an honest character, both in her personality and portrayal, several sections in the book felt like they could have come out of my own childhood and experiences Author Eldonna Edwards does a fantastic job of characterization, everyone from Grace s misguided but loving father to the homeless man who sets up shop in the family barn is both flawed and admirable...

  9. Christie Sitterly says:

    This I Know by Eldonna Edwards is superbly unique and touching It is a read that many can relate to Edwards protagonist is young Grace, one of five daughters born to a pastor father and a mother who suffers severe postpartum depression and other ailments The author delicately and sensitively addresses these issues Grace was supposed to be a twin, but her brother did not make it She is awkward and finds herself in sticky situations Grace has a gift of the Knowing, or being able to tell a This I Know by Eldonna Edwards is superbly unique and touching It is a read that many can relate to Edwards protagonist is young Grace, one of five daughters born to a pastor father and a mother who suffers severe postpartum depression and other ailments The author delicately and sensitively addresses these issues Grace was supposed to be a twin, but her brother did not make it She is awkward and finds herself in sticky situations Grace has a g...

  10. Anneke says:

    What a great read This was one of those books I read in about two days I couldn t put it down It s about a lot of things, mostly about being a small town preacher s daughter who is psychic It takes place in the early 70 s and is true to the time It s a thriller, a detective story, a story about family and the ties that bind There is some gorgeous language and imagery The ...