When you meet Karen Swallow Prior, you are immediately taken with not only her brilliant mind, but her thoughtful, listening engagement. Her book "Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More" was named by Christianity Today & Desiring God as one of the best books of 2014. Karen Swallow Prior is one of the sharpest writers I have ever read. Cannot recommend Fierce Convictions highly enough.
"Tom Robbins has a way with twisting and spinning words to create vivid scenes that awaken all of your senses. The way that he tells stories is magical, and even the most impossible scenarios seem very real, and very possible. In Jitterbug Perfume he imagines that you can live forever, if you set your mind to it."