The Shoebox Bible

The Shoebox Bible

by Alan Bradley

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Overview

On a cold, dark winter day during the Second World War, a young Alan Bradley found hidden beneath a floorboard in his mother’s bedroom closet a well-worn cardboard shoebox.
            At the time, he could make little sense of the ragtag things he found inside: cigarette packages, soup can labels, handbills, calendars, paper bags, pie boxes—any scrap of paper upon which his mother could copy out, in her old-fashioned handwriting, what seemed to be no more than unrelated snippets of Scripture.
            He only knew that the box, which he would later come to think of as the Shoebox Bible, had something to do with the fact that his father had run away from home.
            Many years would pass, and his mother would be on her deathbed before he would once again hold this treasure in his hands. And only then would he put together the pieces of the puzzle, and learn the complete truth.
            Beautifully and lovingly told, The Shoebox Bible is a wonderful memoir of a precocious family who manage to live and love despite the absence of their father.
            Interspersed with heartbreaking quotations from the Old and New Testaments, this sad, funny, and above all inspiring story will appeal to readers who fell in love with such inspirational books as Tuesdays with Morrie and Mister God, This Is Anna. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385684866
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 278,795
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

ALAN BRADLEY was born in Toronto and grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. He coauthored Ms. Holmes of Baker Street, to great acclaim and much controversy, followed by The Shoebox Bible. Now he is the internationally bestselling author of The Flavia de Luce mystery series which includes The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Speaking from Among the Bones and The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved hearing this story and thinking about my own life.