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Grace Notes
by Brian Doyle


Overview - Brian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America. In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories about discovering the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Brian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America. In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories about discovering the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things. In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith, his family, his community, and his church, even with all their warts and failings.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879464349
  • ISBN-10: 0879464348
  • Publisher: ACTA Publications
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 150
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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Books > Religion > Christianity - Catholic
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

After the release of his first novel (Mink River) last year, Doyle, editor of the award-winning Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon, returns to the finely honed nature writing and memoir that three times earned him inclusion in anthologies of the Best American Spiritual Writing. This new montage of 37 short essays is like surf casting with a well-weighted jig into the cold, wild Pacific—you never quite know how deep you will go. In “The Genius of American Catholicism,” he inquires, “Isn’t belief that hope defeats despair a wild leap like the ones we take when we commit to marriage, to a vocation, to a tumultuous democracy?” With a fresh, relaxed, often humorous tone, Doyle provides an alluring mix of Annie Dillard’s eye for mystery, Mary Oliver’s contemplative paeans, and Kathleen Norris’s unerring liturgical compass. But he doesn’t shy away from harsh subjects: pornography, getting shot, and September 11. With two Pushcart prizes and a national award in literature, Doyle brings a steady hand to his craft. Even more delightful is the playful generosity he offers readers and his revival of a smart, invigorating American Catholic voice. (Oct.)

 
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