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  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: WestBow Press (Nov. 2 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449721206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449721206
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 889 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #574,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fearlessly telling over time the true story of destructive incompetence in high places at two major universities and in the extremely controversial Diocese of New Westminster, this "inside story" is profound and more than a little startling...you can really understand why many names and places are given pseudonyms. The tale of three souls (and parenthood) at its heart is a mercifully personal (and more hopeful) contrast to the callous overarching politics at play.

The mixture of different fonts (to more accurately represent some original letters that were hand-written or type-written) is a unique and attractive visual feature.

In short, "O Love How Deep" is very aptly named. It is definitely not a shallow, fast-paced, or "light" book...but neither is it depressing and dire. It is full of charm, goodness, strength, and has many insightful little gems throughout. All things considered, it is well worth conquering!
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This autobiography is a haunting, contemporary retelling of the book of Job, and like that book it will encourage those caught in irreversible injustice or unending crisis to trust in God over the long haul. More to the point, it celebrates God's faithfulness. As one who saw the last few years of this story lived out at very close range as her "clean and tidy lodger," I can say that Diana tells her story well.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa9f277e0) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
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HASH(0xa6b4e90c) out of 5 stars Very real, very touching, very thought-provoking: What more could you ask for? March 26 2014
By Caleb Peiffer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I'd like to go on record stating that I was given a gratis electronic edition of the book by the author, in exchange for an honest review. There was no bribery involved. At least, not much. I mean, none at all. No. Although you could say the author bribed me to give her a good review by writing a great novel. But a lot of authors have done that to me, and a lot of them came back from the dead to do it. Crafty ilk, writers. I digress.

This book is a story of the choices we make, our decisions and our successes and our failures and how they shape us. But more than anything, it's a story of love, and fittingly, this review will be about how much I loved it, and also the things I didn't love about it. In short, I loved it because it felt so real and so vivid, because the characters were genuine people, because it was an emotional and thought-provoking saga of their lives; it is a very long, very slow read, and it does ramble and wander.

First of all that I have to say, I have to say this: this book spoke to me, as it will probably speak to you if you are in love. Especially if your love life is going through some sort of difficulty. If you're looking for something real, if you're disillusioned to happy endings and just plain sick of sappy superficial romances that, you know by experience, are farcical fantasies, you're going to enjoy this book.

The story opens, and it's the end already: marriage. That is, the marriage between the one you love and someone else. Act I briefly outlines the journal of David Carpenter, the man Diana loved but didn't marry, and describes what is probably the hardest time of his life: when he loses her. The rest of the story is about Diana and the aftermath of her marriage to another man, its consequences and its rewards. But David's story that was my favorite part, because it was David's story that was personal, David's story that touched me. Diana's story taught me something about David; David's story taught me something about myself. The passion, the heartbreak, the broken love for the Her in his life, the broken love for God, made dubious and bitter by his wounded heart: . . . it's real. It's all poignantly real.

Act I left me hating Diana, hating David a little bit too, hating myself, and generally hating life. Oh, don't worry, it's downhill from here, emotionally. Now that you hate Diana for what she did to David, you get to keep hating her for a while with a subconscious self-loathing, because what she is is something you will recognize in yourself, sometimes something you will hate in her as much as you hate it in yourself. You get to follow Diana through most of her life, through doubt and angst and failure and mistakes and despair and grief, and it's all depressing and theologically fatalistic. But by the end of the very long middle act, things begin to look up, ending on a liberating auspice that will finally let you sleep a little easier again. I'm trying to avoid spoilers, so I'll only say this: read through all the aforementioned dismal reality and vivid mediocrity. It's worth it. Especially if you're young, it will make you think a little more carefully about your future and choices. But it's worth it just to follow a ripened Diana through to success, self-discovery, acceptance, release, and evolutional love. It's worth reading all the way through, because you get to be Diana: you will love her and hate her, as she loves and hates herself, as we all love and hate ourselves.

This is not your average romance, and it is not, by any means, a light read. It has many high points, but on the downside, it is very discursive, and as I've been saying, quite depressing. If you're looking for something short and cheery that won't make you think, well, I guess you're looking in the wrong place. Try television, or suicide (there are certain poetic similarities). You won't find what you're looking for in this world.

It's also long, and slow, very, very, slow. It's not a page-turner, and it's certainly not a book you can't put down. It's a book you'll find yourself setting down when you smell dinner burning, and find lying half-forgotten on the bedside table that night. But it's a book you'll think about long and hard when you have put it down, and even after you've finished it. In this way, it took me about four weeks to read it. At a more leisurely pace it could be read in six to eight weeks, which is what I would ideally recommend. This is a steady, cerebral book, to be digested slowly, page by page. But above all, read at your own pace.

By the way, are you an autobiography lover? If the fictional Diana as well as the authorial Diana are to be believed, this book is at least semi-autobiographical, which means it's based heavily on her own life. You might enjoy it as an autobiography. I'm not much on autobiography myself, but the part-epistolary, part-diaristic style, while not my usual cup of tea, still appealed to me.

Now let's talk about the cons that kept me from giving "O Love How Deep" that fifth star. Rather "the con" (I really only have one!): there was a heck of a lot of excess detail that was very hard to swallow, weighing down the story. I'm grateful for the footnotes, at least, but they weren't always there, and sometimes when they were I still needed a footnote to explain the footnote. There were plenty of names and places and events that I had been told about earlier in the book, but by the time they were mentioned again I had forgotten who, where, or what they were. If you're industrious or scholarly, you might have an easier time keeping up. If not, this might frustrate you. But more casual (read: artistic) readers such as myself won't have much trouble following the information most relevant to the characters, and just disregarding mention of forgotten details that aren't necessary to follow the story. And at the same time, they may find it in their hearts (like I did) to enjoy some of Diana's many asides, which are admittedly often theologically, politically, or spiritually interesting.

But the pros that earned this book its four stars: First, it was emotional. Second, it was cerebral. Third, it was spiritual. Fourth, it was real. Fifth, a good book makes you think, teaches you something, and leaves you changed; consider me thunk, teached, and changeded. Diana Maryon had something important and beautiful to share, and she shared it.

tl;dr: If you don't like to think, this book isn't for you. If you don't like God, or thinking about the consequences of our actions, about sin, or about the transience of mortality, this book isn't for you. If you like to ignore life and what it means to live and what it means to be human, this book isn't for you. If you have inexplicable prejudices against Cambridge, Canada, scholarly asides, love, heartbreak, choices, ghosts from the past, redemption, honeymooners, married couples, children, amateur psychology, reality, romance, spirituality, emotion, or life, then this book isn't for you. But if at least, say, five or six of those things please your sweet tooth, sink your teeth into this book and savor.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa75425e8) out of 5 stars Definitely Deep! Feb. 22 2014
By M. Molnar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fearlessly telling over time the true story of destructive incompetence in high places at two major universities and in the extremely controversial Diocese of New Westminster, this "inside story" is profound and more than a little startling...you can really understand why many names and places are given pseudonyms. The tale of three souls (and parenthood) at its heart is a mercifully personal (and more hopeful) contrast to the callous overarching politics at play.

The mixture of different fonts (to more accurately represent some original letters that were hand-written or type-written) is a unique and attractive visual feature.

In short, "O Love How Deep" is very aptly named. It is definitely not a shallow, fast-paced, or "light" book...but neither is it depressing and dire. It is full of charm, goodness, strength, and has many insightful little gems throughout. All things considered, it is well worth conquering!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa696c9c0) out of 5 stars A Sweet Slice of a Real Life July 7 2014
By James Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a captivating tale of three lives intertwined by mind and soul. We get a glimpse from a scholar, through a diary of letters kept, of the ups and downs of a life that was far from easy. Frustration from being denied a PhD well-earned but not received for twenty-five years, frustration for a forlorn love that would not go away for nearly 40 years of life, frustration from a growing liberal bent in her Anglican Church that she dearly loved, frustration from living across the ocean from her roots and family, and frustration with the choices her adult children made in their lives, all make her life real for those who read it.

Rarely do we get a real-life glimpse of those whose lives are intertwined in the ivory palaces of the academic world. The reader will discover that those whose lives are lived in academe are just like the lives of those whose lives are lived outside their world; it gets messy, even with those who profess the Christian faith.

Even though you will encounter Greek, Latin, French and some German interspersed throughout this book, I did not find it to be too laborious. It will not keep you from staying riveted to the unfolding story of the lives of Diana, Sim and David which begins in Cambridge and travels throughout the world.

I believe there are important life-lessons that will be learned from Diana Maryon’s sharing her story with the world so frankly. For those who persevere in life and faith there is indeed satisfaction, peace and joy.

As a pastor deeply concerned with Christian life and marriage as they are lived, I heartily recommend this book.

Jim Hughes, author of C Through Marriage.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa66a6f54) out of 5 stars Love one man but marry another? June 28 2014
By Librarian Laura - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Love one man but marry another?
That's the premise of this book in my opinion. The beginning of the book shares the love between Diana and David, yet she turns him away and marries another?
I didn't get it, and even after finishing, I still don't get it.
That one decision that doesn't seem to make sense sets up an interesting look into a woman's life as she ponders what would have happened if she had just told David how she felt.
It seems the rest of her life hinged on that moment.
Told in journal entries and letters, the book is long--too long and too full of details that often overshadow the plot. The entries are often cumbersome to read, and it took me months to finish this book.
But, that's okay. I found the details insightful to the main character's mind as she struggled with lost love, raising children, health issues, addiction.
Diana, the main character, frustrated me at times, but that made her human. She is raw and authentic.
This book isn't your typical read. It's more of a collection of one woman's thoughts and experiences, and it's not a happily ever after story. But, are we guaranteed one of those in life?
HASH(0xa783c42c) out of 5 stars Slice of real life. July 6 2015
By SW Author - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very long book and it took me a long time to read it. However, along with lots of detail, there is lots of insight. It's about three intertwined lives written diary style. I thought it was a little bit depressing at times, but that's okay. It's a realistic slice of life, and life isn't always rosy. But what we learn along the way is what is important. It makes the reader think. The author does a great job of slowly revealing life lessons, along with joy and happiness and love. Recommended for the scholarly reader who likes to think about life's love lessons.

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