Novelist Alice Wisler creates unforgettable characters in a plot that keeps turning up surprises. Read it and weep. Or laugh. Maybe even pray. ~ Eugene H Peterson, Translator of The MessageAlice J. Wisler is a master artist with words. Her characters come alive from the first page, and draw you into their world, holding you a willing captive until you turn the last page. Still Life in Shadows is a unique and compelling story, which Novel Rocket and I highly recommend. ~Ane Mulligan, Senior editor at Novel Rocket "A touching novel about how an embittered man is forced to face the Amish community he ran away from years ago. Told by a 30-year-old auto mechanic and an autistic teenage girl, Alice Wisler's Still Life in Shadows speaks of the complexities of family, of belonging, and the tricky task of forgiving. . ." - Julie L. Cannon, author of Twang
"Alice Wisler's characters come to life on the pages of Still Life in Shadows
as they face real problems . . . . While this book many not be your typical Amish story as it explores what happens when a man leaves the Amish fold, it is one you'll be glad you read."
~Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Outsider
"I'm so excited to read this book! From a theological perspective I'm so glad to see someone tackling this issue. It has really been needed." --Julia M. Reffner
"I figured it out in the middle of the night! You know how you enjoy that very last piece of cake? You are so glad to have it and savor it and enjoy it, but then when you finish it, you're sad because it's all gone and you won't be able to have another taste until another of those cakes is made. That is why I felt sad finishing "Still Life in Shadows!" I have to wait until ? Until your next novel is published!" -- Lisa Gramann, a faithful reader of Alice Wisler
"Check it out!! Now, I never, ever thought I would say this next sentence, but here it is: It's a great Amish story. Well, no. It's a great EX-Amish story and there's none of the typical Amish fluff stuff in it. Alice Jay Wisler did an excellent job portraying some of the anguish that can come of leaving your family and lifestyle; of learning to forgive--both others and yourself. She also created this great little autistic girl that I just loved. It's a good book. You should check it out. Yay Alice!" -- Rachel Overton
From the Author
Inspired by Mose Gingerich of the TV series, Amish: Out of Order, Still Life in Shadows
is a tale of yearning to belong. I hope my readers will know, that like Gideon Miller and Kiki Yanagi, they always belong.