|Plot Summary of Shepherd's Abiding|
|"Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind." Except for cooking, gardening, and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands.
And then he finds a derelict nativity scene including a flock of sheep that has suffered the indignities of time and neglect.
The question is, can he give the small assembly new life? Restore the camel's ear, repaint every piece, replace an angel's missing wing? "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" he reminds himself. Besides, it's his wife who's the artist in the family. Then he imagines the excitement in Cynthia's eyes, and steps up to the plate, beginning a small journey of faith that touches everyone around him."
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shepherd's Abiding|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- religious figure
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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