The right note

If you are looking for a great book to share with a young person this summer, I recommend Francisco X. Stork’s Marcelo in the Real World. Marked by a combination of page-turning storytelling and theological depth, it is full of romance, mystery and a risky quest: everything you might want in a great summer read. At the heart of the book stands the question: What claim does the suffering of strangers make on us? Or as the book’s main character puts it, “How do we go about living when there is so much suffering?”


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