Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Placemaker by Christie Purifoy; a review

I have been looking forward to this book ever since I heard Christie was writing it.  I loved her book called Roots & Sky, a book to read over and over.  As expected, Placemaker didn't let me down for it is written in the same beautiful style as her previous book.

In Placemaker, there are multiple layers of story telling.  The most obvious is the story of the places Christie and her husband have lived, the apartments and houses they made their own.  Including their home they live in currently, made famous in her original book. 

The second layer is a story of trees and gardens.  I so enjoyed the research she has done over the years about trees. The pages where she described the battle of keeping the forest from growing again in her yard made me laugh.  For anyone who lives in a forest knows what it is like to find baby trees growing throughout your lawn and garden, most likely planted by squirrels.

I would say the third layer of this book are the stories of the people they have met in the various places they lived and the people in her family... and how people are all part of the places we have known.

Christie also reminds us that we are all makers of places.  Wherever we have lived and will live, we put our unique mark on each place.  This book inspires us of our God given need of place and our equally God given need to make each place better because we were there.

I highly recommend Placemaker, you will enjoy the process of reading it immediately and return to its' pages over and over in the years ahead.

Placemaker was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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Sherry said...

i loved roots & sky and am looking forward to placemaker..
ordered it yesterday. funny about squirrels planting in
the yard.. while our property is *not* large by *any*
stretch of the imagination, there's a family of squirrels
who collectively and continually attempt planting new
trees. weekly we walk the yards and pull new seedlings
from the earth. wink.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Cant wait to read this! I have it ordered from the library!

Debbie Nolan said...

Brenda I will be looking for this book. It sounds wonderful. I have not commented on all your previous posts but I certainly spent a wonderful afternoon reading your last several ones. It is always a delight to visit you. Hope you are having a blessed day. Hugs!

Vee said...

Another of your recommendations in the cart... Should I be thanking you? I’ll let you know. What sent me all the way over was a visit to the author’s Instagram account...beautiful family, beautiful home, imperfect woman. Perfect!