The Choir Immortal “A Complete Gem”
Latest Novel by Christy Award Nominee, Katie Schuermann
The people of Zion are at it again in The Choir Immortal, the compelling sequel to House of Living Stones.
Nominated for a Christy Award for first novel, House of Living Stones introduced readers to the small town of Bradbury. In The Choir Immortal, author Katie Schuermann takes the reader back to Bradbury, where Mrs. Scheinberg, Emily Duke, Pastor Fletcher, and the rest of Zion’s quirky flock prove that life in a small town is anything but small.
Praise for The Choir Immortal
“Mrs. Schuermann is fantastic at developing characters which engage your imagination, allowing you to share in the lives of the people of Bradbury. These characters feel real, they experience real-life situations, and they fail in their handling of life issues as do we all. This is not sugarcoated storytelling. Life is represented accurately, both the good and the bad. Humor and faith make this book a complete gem. You will want to buy one for all your friends, it is that good!”
—Mrs. Sheryl Eby, wife and mother
“Schuermann once again draws the reader into the heart and soul of Zion Lutheran Church. She captures the raw emotions—both high and low—of each character and then delivers to the reader comfort, joy, and peace through hymnody, the Lord’s words, and her own wit and wisdom. And, if one listens carefully when reading a hymn, one can almost hear Schuermann’s sweet, angelic voice singing the hymn, bidding the reader to join [voices] with hers.”
—Teresa Becker, pastor’s wife and registered nurse
“Retaining the engaging style which captivated House of Living Stones readers, The Choir Immortal positively sings with Mrs. Schuermann’s sweet and distinctly Christian voice. Each page is liberally strewn with gems to discover—delightful turns of phrase, poignant moments, and archly-made insights by characters facing true challenges in an authentic way. Mrs. Schuermann’s vignettes allow the reader to experience the gamut of human emotion: hilarity, awkwardness, heartbreak, catharsis, and more—oftentimes all on the same page. Once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down, and once you finish it you will immediately want to read it again!” —Heidi Poyer, wife, mother, attorney
“You will laugh and cry with the people of Bradbury as Katie Schuermann weaves a story of real life that you won’t be able to put down. In the most beautiful combination of character development, storytelling, Scripture, poetry, and hymnody, Schuermann acknowledges our own great joys and deep sorrows, pointing us again and again to Christ—His gifts of mercy, hope, and true peace for the choir immortal. Schuermann is a gift to the Body of Christ.”
—Julie Habrecht, wife, godmother, school headmaster
To request a review copy of The Choir Immortal, please contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, at 314-268-1303 or Lindsey.Martie@cph.org. Visit cph.org/choir to learn more.
About the author
A Christy Award finalist for House of Living Stones, Katie Schuermann is a writer, speaker, and singer. She is also the author of He Remembers the Barren (Lutheran Legacy) and Pew Sisters: Real Women, Real Lives, Real Stories of God’s Faithfulness (Concordia Publishing House).
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