An Uncertain Age

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An Uncertain Age

An Uncertain Age Where was my real soul mate I wanted to know and why were there no twitchy children on my lap and how had I been so dumb to believe that beauty s currency would never run out So Paris Justine s li

  • Title: An Uncertain Age
  • Author: Ulrica Hume
  • ISBN: 9780966919370
  • Page: 208
  • Format: ebook
  • Where was my real soul mate, I wanted to know, and why were there no twitchy children on my lap, and how had I been so dumb to believe that beauty s currency would never run out So, Paris Justine s life is uncertain when she meets Miles Peabody on the Eurostar She has lost her job, her fianc , everything except her dream of becoming an artist Miles Peabody, a retired Where was my real soul mate, I wanted to know, and why were there no twitchy children on my lap, and how had I been so dumb to believe that beauty s currency would never run out So, Paris Justine s life is uncertain when she meets Miles Peabody on the Eurostar She has lost her job, her fianc , everything except her dream of becoming an artist Miles Peabody, a retired librarian and beekeeper, has always led a cautious, philosophical life Now, faced with his mortality, he needs a miracle.Drawn inexplicably to each other, their relationship is tested when Miles invites Justine to join him on a Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage But before she can answer, Miles goes missing Desperate to find him, and nudged by the French police, Justine slips into a dark night of the soul As her radical search turns inward, she begins to explore her faith or lack of The love letters of Ab lard and H lo se play a part as do fractals, the physics of color, and Saint Teresa of vila s excruciating visions Also a rare, gnostic book, Secrets of the Epinoia, which is as elusive as its owner.Helping Justine unravel the mystery of Miles are two women Gwynneth, a lapsed Anglican, and Dara, a devout Hindu housekeeper whose intentions Justine prays are good Their cloistered world is turned upside down when a charismatic visitor appears with the keys to Miles s past Haunted by questions of truth, betrayal, and loss, it seems they are all connected in an unlikely, even mystical way whether in France or Spain, England, or far off places around the globe.An Uncertain Age by Ulrica Hume is a quirky, interfaith novel about astonishing grace, and longing in all its forms.

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    1. Grady on said:

      Sophisticated, polished writing from Ulrica HumeThere are times when books come across our paths that seem unlikely ventures into literature, only to open them and be so captivated with the sheer beauty of the command of the English language that turning the pages is as much a joy of discovering the style and quality of the writing as is the story itself.Ulrica Hume spins gold out of ink. She obviously is a highly educated person, rich in appreciation of philosophy, religion, literature, the sci [...]

    2. Meg - A Bookish Affair on said:

      It's almost as if the stars draw Justine, an American woman who is seeking to have a more settled life, and Miles, an English man who seems to be obsessed with some of life's mysteries. They meet on the Eurostar and both of their lives change. Justine takes up residence in Miles' house in England and Miles is now missing. Miles is obsessed with the story of Peter Abelard, someone that I was not familiar at all with. Abelard was a French scholar and philosopher that lived during medieval times (t [...]

    3. Malcolm on said:

      At the beginning of Ulrica Hume's metaphysical and spiritual novel An Uncertain Age, Justine meets Miles Peabody on the Eurostar en route from London to Paris. While they appear to meet by chance, it's more likely destiny is involved. An aspiring artist, Justine is looking for certainty and stability after losing her job and her fiancé. A retired librarian, Miles is focused on twilight of life issues. They are drawn together despite their differences of age and lifestyle and end up site seeing [...]

    4. Jenn on said:

      I wanted to like this book so much. but I had a difficult time believing even the premise from the beginning. It was very hard to buy in to the rest of the story from that point. This book seems to have a very narrow audience, specifically one well-versed in ancient Christian church fathers, saints, and spiritual traditions from other religions, specifically Hinduism. While I do have a working knowledge of these things (perhaps more than the average reader, even) I was confused at best and lost [...]

    5. Lee Harmon on said:

      A story about life on life’s terms, with all its uncertainty. I’m not really much of a fiction reader, and the spirituality of the book is probably too subtle for a religion blog, so I don’t know that it was a good fit for me, really yet once I began reading, I had a hard time setting it aside.This story is a quest for purpose, by a middle-aged woman who seems to have lost ties with everything and everyone that once gave life meaning. She toys with religion, on a sort of intellectual level [...]

    6. Annie P on said:

      Whoever wrote the back cover blurb for Ulrica Hume’s An Uncertain Age did her a grave disservice. There, the plot is described in the simplest terms: a woman finds a possible soul mate while on a trip, but he suddenly disappears after asking her to join a pilgrimage. While technically accurate, this description barely skims the surface of this deeply satisfying novel. The lives of Hume’s two main characters seemingly parallel those of a medieval priest and nun, or do they? Throughout this no [...]

    7. Natacha Pavlov on said:

      I found An Uncertain Age to be a very intriguing and compelling read, rich with historical and literary references. This, combined with the narrator’s spiritual introspection, makes for an analytical and thus slower read. Some of the prominent events and places discussed are centered around Catholic history, such as the persecution of Cathars, the story of Abélard and Héloïse, Chartres Cathedral, and the Basque region. The themes of love, reality, fate, God and intent contribute to the stor [...]

    8. John Hanscom on said:

      This novel was trying to be Robert Persig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - a journey mixed with philosophy - but fails miserably. It is mostly disjoint philosophy, jumping from topic to topic (it is as if the author is saying, "Why, yes, I am well read!") such as if an encyclopedia was being read, and the journey basically goes no where, with most of the major issues being unresolved. The only reason it did not receive only one star is that the author IS well read, and some of the t [...]

    9. For Books' Sake on said:

      "Ulrica Hume - author of the non-fiction San Francisco in a Teacup: A Guidebook for Tea Lovers - has produced a début novel, An Uncertain Age, that stands firmly in the emerging visionary fiction genre.When a middle-aged American woman, Justine, meets the very English Miles Peabody on the Eurostar to Paris, her life is as uncertain as her looks." (Excerpt from full review at For Books' Sake.)

    10. Dante333 on said:

      An Uncertain Age takes you on an adventure of seeking meaning in one's life and exploring the unknown through the eyes of the main character, Justine. I find Hume's writing very lyrical, almost poetic. Each sentence has a richness and a rhythm to it that carries you to the next. It's like a good jazz solo that's intense, driving, and you wanna hear more. Hume doesn't disappoint! The momentum is sustained through the end. My only regret -- I didn't want it to end.

    11. T.R. on said:

      A highly intelligent, adventurous tale of one woman's quest for life, love, and self-discovery.

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