The Third Grace
Author: Deb Elkink
Publisher: Greenbrier Book Company
List Price: $15.00
Reviewed by A.A. Adourian
The Third Grace is the story of a fifteen-year quest covering the most recent month of Aglaia Klassen’s life. Aglaia is seeking answers and wanting to regain a sense of self, while running from her faith. Why does Aglaia cry when she sleeps? Why does she sew her own gym clothes? Why does she care to find François, her first love, when she has not seen him in fifteen years?
Deb Elkink skillfully weaves faith-based and secular worldviews across a spectrum of main characters—Aglaia, Lou, Eb—masterfully displaying the Bible alongside mythology and secular philosophy. She combines her depth of academic knowledge and understanding of human nature to fully engage both the mind and heart of the reader.
Without a dull moment to be found in these pages, Elkink’s poetic phrases and vivid imagery awaken all the senses. This fast-paced page-turner is Alberta-based award-winning author Deb Elkink’s first novel (http://www.debelkink.com). Reader, hang on to this book with both hands and enjoy your journey with the winner of the 2012 Grace Irwin Award presented at the 24th annual Canadian Christian Writing Awards gala.
A. A. Adourian reviews nonfiction books for Maranatha News. She is an emerging author who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently working on bringing a devotional book to light.