Working the night shift, a chaplain walks the line between what is human and what is holy. What is sacred and what is ordinary? What is of this world and what is supernatural? One Night Two Souls Went Walking explores the world of a hospital chaplain and how she has connected with those she shepherds and this is more than a job to her; it is her vocation.
Cooney’s writing is smooth and almost melodic, if a book can have a melody. The narrator has her own moments of longing. The tone is full of melancholy for her own loneliness; perhaps what she has seen has added a weight onto her voice. The writing is smoothly executed as each chapter transitions. There is no struggle to understand what is taking place. Cooney is skilled at crafting her story.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Coffee House Press, in exchange for my honest review.