Linda Hunt: Soul Space

Please join us to welcome back local author Linda Hunt on Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 PM at Auntie's!

About "Soul Space: Places and People Who Make a Difference":

Soul Space shares the compelling story of a family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guesthouse and gardens. Linda and Jim Hunt wanted to honor the compassionate spirit of their young adult daughter Krista who was killed while volunteering in Bolivia with her husband. Twenty years ago, the Hunts and their friends launched the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship to encourage other young adults engaged in a year or more of service. A year later, they replaced a dilapidated barn with a guesthouse they named the Hearth and created global gardens that center many gatherings. The book features inspiring stories from Krista colleagues, many Spokane community groups, and visitors from around the world. Their reflections on how their spirits were strengthened by time at the Hearth attests to the human hunger for pauses, for peace, for beauty. In a world dominated by endless distractions and divisiveness, an early reviewer Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks wrote, “Soul Space will stir your heart and ignite your own imagination of the possible. A vital read for today’s world.”

With 180 beautiful color photographs, this book invites readers to imagine how to cultivate their own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift their families, neighbors, friends and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s divisive world.

About Linda Hunt:

Linda Lawrence Hunt is a Spokane author and the co-founder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, an award-winning author of Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk across Victorian America (national Willa (Cather ) Literary Award, PNBA (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award), the Washington State Book awards) and Pilgrimage through Loss: Pathways for Strength and Renewal after the Death of a Child. The former director of Whitworth University’s Writing Program, Linda is a University of Washington graduate, and received her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University. A two-time cancer survivor, she speaks across the nation on bold-spirited resilience and hope during difficult times. She’s also a passionate, irrational gardener. Why else would she plant a fig tree in Spokane?

Reviews for "Soul Space":

“An extraordinary book, beautiful in language, presentation, and spirit!” Jane Kirkpatrick, award winning author of many books, including Everything She Didn’t Say and Homestead.

“Soul Space will stir your heart and ignite your own imagination of the possible. A vital read for today’s world.” Sharon Daloz Parks, author of Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201