"In her spiritual memoir, Atchison Blue, Judith Valente does something rare. By revealing her flawed spiritual quest, she allows us to connect more deeply with our own. Nuns, silence, family feuds, and death change Valente, allowing her 'conversion of life' to whisper eternal secrets that nudge us toward our own conversations. Atchison Blue will uplift you, challenge you, and even make you laugh. But most of all, it may just change you."
—Edward Beck , Author of God Underneath
"With a journalistic eye and the heart of a poet, Judith Valente leads us on a journey of exploration as she traverses the Midwestern terrain and the terrain of marriage, stepchildren, and new roles in life. It's a joy to go along for the ride."
—Susan Baller-Shepard, Editor of Spiritualbookclub.com