Retired teacher shows passion in Hellenga's new novel
How many of us, as students, had a teacher like Frances Godwin?
The protagonist in Robert Hellenga’s novel “The Confessions of Frances Godwin” is one of the good ones. She engages her students — in Latin class, no less — dreams up innovative lesson plans and challenges them to reach greater heights.
So when she winds up a retired widow, she thinks much of her life has wound down. Ah, the surprises that await. Because Godwin winds up having some long and very entertaining conversations with God, and there’s plenty to discuss.…
Hellenga creates a teacher you will wish you had studied with, and a character to remember.
Read the entire review in the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, July 20, 2014.