Marriage and Other Acts of Charity: A Memoir (Paperback)
February 2010 Indie Next List
“Maine minister Kate Braestrup offers a relaxed, realistic, and quietly awed reflection on the institution of matrimony. Widowed and remarrying while performing weddings for others, she is kind, funny, and thoughtful, and her thorough explorations allow room for mystery and grace.”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after the ceremony. From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse.
Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, Marriage and Other Acts of Charity is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other, and proves yet again why Kate Braestrup's writing is "inspirational in the best sense"-New York Daily News.