Books That Inspire 2007

Fugitive Shoes
Erin O'Rourke

Everyday, ordinary people are inspired to act in extraordinary ways. Fugitive Shoes, by Oklahoma native Erin O'Rourke, finds us in our complacency and invites us to contemplate one of the burning issues of today: immigration. When Sally Jasper collides with a would-be Mexican-American, her life is swept away by change. She, her friends and their average existence are transformed by the call of compassion and they find within themselves the capacity to do the impossible. In moving outside their comfort zones, their lives acquire unexpected fullness and meaning. Fugitive Shoes dares us to imagine how our lives might be expanded by embracing the opportunity to act out of character.
Rachel Mason