The Blackberry Bush (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Blackberry Bush "On a fateful night on opposite sides of the globe, two babies--a boy and a girl--are born, and the Berlin Wall, which has divided a city and a nation for nearly thirty years, is torn down. One would think the metaphor of freedom would color the life stories of both Josh and Kati. But nothing could be further from the truth..."--P.  of cover.
- Published: 01 June 2011
- Format: Paperback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781609361167 ISBN 10: 1609361164
- Sales rank: 314,862
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Reviews for The Blackberry Bush
It takes a crown of thorns...
This story follows the story of a boy and a girl born on the same day. They are connected by generational history and both move continents and struggle with much through their journey.
Both Josh and Kati have fascinating stories. As the characters unfold across the pages, we come to a fast pace climax where their paths cross and their destinies are changed forever.
To read more... http://t.co/c7PxjGP by Michelle D Evansunder review
The Blackberry Bush is actually a novel about family relationships, interweaving destinies, and journeys of self-discovery. David Householder successfully brings out this story in a creative way - the story is layered with words of wisdom and the plot moves on with a suitable pace with the help of passages of the past and current events. Although this book has something to do with Christianity, it is not written in a "preachy" style, so readers of other religions can read it without problems of any sort.
I can totally relate to Kati's hurt that involves her not being pretty and likable enough. She has pale skin, black hair and a big nose, and her mother, mutti is never proud of her. She is always comparing her with her beautiful elder sister, Johanna. She always chastises Kati's appearance without even trying to see her good points. Kati's (only) best friend is her grandfather, Opa Harald who looks past her appearance and loves her unconditionally. Opa teaches her all sorts of things, and she loves hanging out with him. The loving relationship between grandfather and granddaughter is really heart-warming.
On the other hand, Josh is a gifted child, but he seems a bit unsure about how he should live his life. I'm not sure how to describe him, but I feel like I'm a little like him in some ways. I'm glad that both Josh and Kati eventually find their ways in life, discover the goodness of God's love and the beauty of life itself.
In a few words, The Blackberry Bush is a moving, thought-provoking novel in which lies a powerful message. It is a book to read and keep.
"Life is like a coin with two sides--destiny and random chance. The truth is, each side grows out of the other. Quantum stuff. And life spins and spins." by Aik
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THE BLACKBERRY BUSH
Is it true that when Satan was banished from Heaven he fell into a blackberry bush and cursed the brambles as he fell into them?
Brambles and fruit, a "bush" that grows snarled within itself, wild with the veracity of a holy terror. Angelo starts this story telling of his witness at the birth of a baby girl born in America on 9/11 ... simultaneously bearing witness to the birth of a baby boy born in Germany on 11/9 (European style) ... the day the Berlin wall fell.
What they share is a seemingly random destiny as tangled as a blackberry bush. Their family trees intertwine; his side and her side. The simple story can be skimmed, or experienced on many levels of profound depths, as the author mingles symbolism and metaphors to tell story inside of story inside of story.
"Life is like a coin with two sides - destiny and random chance. The truth is, each side grows out of the other." Storytelling doesn't get any better than this. The Blackberry Bush is brilliant. by Mary Bevisunder review