This I Know by Eldonna Edwards

This I Know

Set in a small Midwest town in the late 1960s and helmed by an unforgettable young protagonist--compassionate, uncannily wise Grace--This I Know is a luminous coming-of-age story from an astonishing new voice.Eleven-year-old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things. She's had plenty of practice, burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father, and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside. The Knowing...


Details This I Know

TitleThis I Know
ISBN9781496712868
Author
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherJohn Scognamiglio Book
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction
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Reviews This I Know

  • Barbara White
    1970-01-01
    Outstanding! THIS I KNOW is a remarkable, inspiring story about clairvoyance, faith, and opening your heart—and mind—to the truth. I will not soon forget Grace Carter, the young preacher’s daughter with a unique interpretation of the world. Her kindness, her resilience, her generosity, and her acceptance of others filled me with hope. I am sorry to have turned the last page on her voice and such wonderful lines as: "Daddy says dancing and r...
  • Lorena C
    1970-01-01
    Really a truly wonderful book. Wonderful, make you feel good kinda story. So many laughs, a few tears. You end up liking Graces family (you want to be a part of her family!), even her dad, yikes. And the music wow :)!! Loved the writing, so many of it will definitely stay with me.
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    I have fallen in love with the heroine of This I Know-by Eldonna Edwards. I was so very lucky to receive an advanced copy. Grace Carter will be with me-maybe always. I loved this book. Everyone add it to your lists or pre- order. It is That good.
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    Young Grace has Powers. That is, she can tell people's futures, and she knows when something important is happening somewhere else. She considers this a gift from God, but her fundamentalist pastor father disagrees. He tries to get her to stop it, but she can't. And therein lies the tale. I found this book to be delightful. I don't have Powers, but I grew up in a Southern Baptist family, and my dad would have reacted the same way as the father in...
  • Suanne
    1970-01-01
    Eldonna Edwards’s new book, THIS I KNOW is a remarkable story about clairvoyance, faith, and self-acceptance. Grace Carter has the Knowing, a type of clairvoyance which allows her to talk to her twin brother who died at birth, and to visit her mother when she goes into a coma after a suicide attempt. At various times, Grace predicts the future, finds lost objects, and sees into the past. Born into a family headed by an Evangelical preacher fath...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    "The Knowing comes from a good place. A God place."I loved this book! Grace is a young girl who has a heart of gold, a love for life and for making things right. She has help from "Knowing" what people think and feel at times and seeing things that others cannot see. She friends the people others shun. "Sorrow is the good Lord's toll for love" as said by Grace's favorite Aunt Pearl. It's a story of hope and belief! Well Done!
  • Margaret Duke-Wyer
    1970-01-01
    The book opens with Grace voicing her awareness of her twin, Isaac, curled against her: two interchangeable beings cocooned in their mother’s womb. It is the late 1960s, a small town in the Midwest and Grace is born into a family ruled by an Evangelical pastor – her father. Isaac her twin, did not survive and so from the start Grace is aware of ‘knowing’ something is missing, and knowing of sadness. Sadness she witnessed in her mother who...
  • Jacob
    1970-01-01
    Jaw-dropping. This novel kept my fingers frantically turning pages and me staying up far later than I should for just one. more. page. Protagonist Grace Carter is such an honest character, both in her personality and portrayal, several sections in the book felt like they could have come out of my own childhood and experiences. Author Eldonna Edwards does a fantastic job of characterization, everyone from Grace's misguided but loving father to the...
  • Christie Sitterly
    1970-01-01
    This I Know by Eldonna Edwards is superbly unique and touching. It is a read that many can relate to. Edwards’ protagonist is young Grace, one of five daughters born to a pastor father and a mother who suffers severe postpartum depression and other ailments. The author delicately and sensitively addresses these issues. Grace was supposed to be a twin, but her brother did not make it. She is awkward and finds herself in sticky situations. Grace ...
  • Anneke
    1970-01-01
    What a great read! This was one of those books I read in about two days. I couldn’t put it down. It’s about a lot of things, mostly about being a small town preacher’s daughter who is psychic. It takes place in the early 70’s and is true to the time. It’s a thriller, a detective story, a story about family and the ties that bind. There is some gorgeous language and imagery. The characters are well and fully drawn. The plot is intricate ...
  • Linda Weber
    1970-01-01
    This book took me way back to my childhood years in the 60’s. A small town, multiple siblings, whispers about the wee one that never had a chance to be with us - though he was not a twin like in this story. Church was the constant of our lives, also. My dad was not a pastor but boy could he preach! I was the oldest - not in the middle like Grace but I remember so many of the same feelings, same struggles with life. My questioning of God and rel...
  • Natalia Iwanyckyj
    1970-01-01
    From the first paragraph, Grace Carter’s lyrical voice, expanded awareness, and deep wisdom sucked me in. The writing is GORGEOUS, the characters wonderfully drawn, and the themes universally appealing.Grace has The Knowing, which her flower-child friend Lola eventually identifies as clairvoyance. “I love the soft flesh of Mama’s warm palm against my own even though sometimes I feel a deep sorrow through her skin.”Her father is a preacher...
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    I won this book through a giveaway. This is an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Grace, was easy to love and was really well developed. Watching her grow up in the pages was a joy for the soul. I liked the theme of family and being true to yourself. Grace was always loyal to her parents and sisters, even when they didn’t understand her. Grace also took care of herself and nurtured “the Knowing.” I would absolute...
  • Karen Trosterud
    1970-01-01
    Boy did I love this book! You will soo fall in love with Grace!!
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    "The Knowing comes from a good place. A God place."I loved this book! Grace is a young girl who has a heart of gold, a love for life and for making things right. She has help from "Knowing" what people think and feel at times and seeing things that others cannot see. She friends the people others shun. "Sorrow is the good Lord's toll for love" as said by Grace's favorite Aunt Pearl. It's a story of hope and belief! Well Done!
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    1970-01-01
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'I make people nervous, even Daddy. Especially Daddy. I know this by how they look away, as if their darkest secrets will be exposed like tea leaves scattered in the snow.'Midwest, 1960’s and Grace Carter seems too small for all the ‘Knowing’ she contains within’ her. Having an Evangelical pastor for a father who believes her gift shames God makes her hide the truth from the light. At tim...
  • Stacy
    1970-01-01
    I found the story unlike anything I have read in the past. The main character Grace, although just a young girl at the beginning of the story, is such a strong character. Throughout the story she is forever trying to please her father who always appears so disappointed in her. The story takes place in the late 1960s in a small Midwest town. Grace, is the daughter of a strict Evangelic pastor father and a mother who loves her and has an understand...
  • Randee Green
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.THIS I KNOW, Eldonna Edwards’ debut novel, will be published by Kensington Books/John Scognamiglio Book on April 24, 2018. It is a coming of age novel about an extraordinary teenage girl named Grace Carter. The novel is set in the late 1960s, early 1970s in a small town in Michigan.On the outside, Grace appears to be like all of the other little girls in her small town. She lives with her parent...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Grace Carter is one of those characters you love right from the very beginning. She is wise, and funny, and so very aware of the people and the world around her. Grace has a gift she calls the “Knowing,” although she can’t always say it is a gift she’s happy to have. It can be confusing for an 11 year old to know what is in the minds and hearts and futures of the people in her small town, and then there is her father, an Evangelical preac...
  • Donna Davis
    1970-01-01
    4.5 rounded up. Amazing writer, though I think she took the easy way out with the ending. Still highly recommended; full review will be up by pub date.
  • Vicki Spillman
    1970-01-01
    I thought this was a great book. I couldn't put the book down. I finished in one sitting.The details were very good. It was if I was there in the story.