A city slicker with a remarkable inner life, Marie Howe reflects on her dying mom, Discovery Channel oddities, and even the Virgin Mary in The Kingdom of Ordinary Time.

Sample Verse
”My life was a story, dry as pages. Seems like he should have known/enough to lick them even lightly with his thumb/but he didn’t.”

Bottom Line
Conversational yet evocative meditations on seeking faith in what Catholics call Ordinary Time. B+