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“A thoughtful, grounded work.” -Anne Bogel, creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy
“Is there a special prize for the best books about home? If so, I want to give it to Christie Purifoy.” -Myquillyn Smith, author of Cozy Minimalist Home
“As Purifoy so lyrically illustrates, placemaking isn’t just what we make of our places. It’s the spiritual practice of naming, of knowing, of remembering.” -Jen Pollock Michel, award-winning author of Teach Us to Want
“Carl Rogers said, ‘What is most personal is most universal.’ I kept thinking of that while reading Christie Purifoy’s smart and beautiful book.” -John Blase, author of The Jubilee: Poems
“Christie Purifoy has given the world a deeply beautiful and profound work of art.” -Kris Camealy, author of Come, Lord Jesus
* I recently had the privilege of joining Susie Davis on her Dear Daughters podcast. In preparation for our conversation, Susie asked if I would pen a letter to my younger self. You can listen to our full interview right here. The letter I shared with Susie and her listeners is printed for you below. * Dear Twelve-year-old Christie reading her copy of The Secret Garden for the third time, I...