The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher audiobook

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

By Rod Dreher
Read by Rod Dreher

Grand Central Publishing 9781455521913
8.82 Hours Unabridged
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The Little Way of Ruthie Leming follows Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, back to his hometown of St. Francisville, Louisiana in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. When she was diagnosed at age forty with a virulent form of cancer in 2010, Dreher was moved by the way the community he had left behind rallied around his dying sister, a schoolteacher. He was also struck by the grace and courage with which his sister dealt with the disease that eventually took her life. In Louisiana for Ruthie's funeral in the fall of 2011, Dreher began to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led in their country town was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia, move home to help with family responsibilities and have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations: Mardi Gras, LSU football games, and deer hunting.

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Summary

Summary

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming follows Rod Dreher, a Philadelphia journalist, back to his hometown of St. Francisville, Louisiana in the wake of his younger sister Ruthie's death. When she was diagnosed at age forty with a virulent form of cancer in 2010, Dreher was moved by the way the community he had left behind rallied around his dying sister, a schoolteacher. He was also struck by the grace and courage with which his sister dealt with the disease that eventually took her life. In Louisiana for Ruthie's funeral in the fall of 2011, Dreher began to wonder whether the ordinary life Ruthie led in their country town was in fact a path of hidden grandeur, even spiritual greatness, concealed within the modest life of a mother and teacher. In order to explore this revelation, Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia, move home to help with family responsibilities and have their three children grow up amidst the rituals that had defined his family for five generations: Mardi Gras, LSU football games, and deer hunting.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you are not prepared to cry, to learn, and to have your heart cracked open even a little bit by a true story of love, surrender, sacrifice, and family, then please do not read this book. Otherwise, do your soul a favor, and listen carefully to the unforgettable lessons of Ruthie Leming.” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Emotionally complex and genuinely affecting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Rod Dreher

Author Bio: Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher has been an editorial writer and columnist for the Dallas Morning News, a film critic for the New York Post, and current senior editor at the American Conservative. He is the author of several books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English