Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jane Orcutt

The Baker/Revell catalog arrived in my mailbox a couple weeks ago, and I paged through it and instantly fell in love with this cover. I even showed it to my mom and sisters (I have six!) and sent a link to a friend.

The few paragraphs excerpted from All the Tea in China made me want to read it more. Though I knew Jane Orcutt was an author, I wasn't familiar with her work, but the excerpt made me feel I'd discovered another Deeanne Gist or Jane Austen.

Then came the news - Jane Orcutt died Sunday after a battle with leukemia.

Several bloggers have given glimpses of Jane's life:

Charis Connection

Robin Lee Hatcher

Donita K. Paul

B. J. Hoff

I feel as though I've lost a friend I never got to have.


Carol said...

Oh this is so terribly sad..I have not familiar with Jane Orcutt nor her novels until passing by your Blog, which is my first time here..

I feel compelled to purchase " All the tea in China"

Elaina M. Avalos said...

Katie, I saw the news about her death through the ACFW loop but knew little about her writing. The cover is intriguing. I'll have to pick it up sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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