Branch: A Memoir in Pictures by John L. Ruth (2013)
In small coffee-table style, each of the 210 two-page spreads opens to a mini-essay paired with a full-page picture.
“Raises the bar for the writing of memoirs…. A literary delight, sparkling with metaphors, poetry, and history.” –John E. Sharp, Professor of History, Hesston College
“Weaves past with present, image with text, mystery with the mundane in an invitational style that never lets the reader forget that ‘I’ is always a ‘we’.” — Betsy Morgan, Retired English Professor and Dean, Eastern University
“In the end this is a love story–love of family, love of community and church–all anchored in an enduring, classic Mennonite faith.” — Dick Benner, editor, The Canadian Mennonite
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