Critics' Praise for A Single Desperate Prayer
An honest, sometimes raw account of a young girl's first years as a street kid that is both heartbreaking and life - affirming - A SINGLE DESPERATE PRAYER makes readers believe that faith can take you far. Ultimately A SINGLE DESPERATE PRAYER is an uplifting memoir of one person's journey to faith and how love guided her to it.
As a little girl, the author is sent to knock on neighbors' doors for drug-making ingredients. When the author is given a puppy, she lets it fall out the window, because there's not enough food for another mouth. Eventually orphaned—a blessing?—she thrives in state care. In a charming passage, Ritz discovers Jesus as she learns to read. That said, religion is not the subject of this book. Its a candid, clear-eyed guide into the everyday horror of a young life in post-Soviet Ukraine. The frank prose is tough, tender, and full of grace.
Awards and Accolades
Eric Hoffer Award Winner
For Most Superior Work by a Self Published Author
First Horizon Book Award Winner
For Most Superior Work by Debut Author
Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Short List
Superior Work In All Categories
Da Vinci Eye Finalist
For Superior Book Cover Design
Montaigne Medal Finalist
For Most Thought-Provoking Book