‘The Silence Diaries’, by Jennifer Kavanagh

Review by Joseph Jones

Close-up of the book cover. | Photo: Roundfire Books

I should begin with an honest disclosure: I was duty-bound to read this short novel. The author had asked me to interview her as part of its launch, so it became a work task. Fortunately, it was no chore.

I’m confident I would have read it anyway. Jennifer Kavanagh has been a perceptive and sensitive communicator on the Spirit-led life for some time. Her Heart of Oneness was, as Richard Rohr put it, ‘a wise and welcome reminder of the mutuality and interconnectedness at the heart of the universe’. But despite a career as a literary agent (‘What I loved was talent spotting’, she once told the Friend), this is only her second work of fiction. What, then, of her own talent?

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