Chasing Fireflies is a novel about discovering one’s truth, nothing less, and nothing more. “You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn’t change what it is…you tell the truth, the first time, every time…” says Tommeye.
Only, it’s hard to tell the truth, when you aren’t quite sure who you are, or where you came from, and that’s the case for Chase Walker. That’s also the case for Snoot, the mysterious “kid” that shows up on the wrong side of the tracks. Discovering the truth about life and about who you are is as mysterious as well, chasing fireflies. At least that’s what the author, Charles Martin, would have you believe.
Chasing Fireflies is a wonderful story with heart-wrenching truths about child abuse, neglect, love, devotion, pain, sorrow…and the devotion to God necessary to really discover one’s truth, one’s story…one’s life. Martin does a really good job of keeping the novel from being overly religious so it’s a good read for anyone looking for a generic trade paperback with a lot of heartfelt meaning. I give it a thumb up.
Speaking of finding one’s truth, it’s Martin Luther King Day in Denver. Parking meters are free in Denver. Buses and light rail are running. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th 1929 and was a great inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. Why not take advantage and hop on down to the Tattered Cover and pick up a copy of your favorite Christian Fiction?