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Godric by Frederick Buechner
Godric

Some Other Writer, February 15, 2007

One of my favorite books of all time. It's hard to say why, really. Even I, a poet, wouldn't normally be turned on by a book of prose written in iambic meter, with all Anglo-Saxon words, as far as I can see. But the language feels like something an old Anglo-Saxon would use: rough and true. Godric the character is a little like me. He lives his life as if he's sailing: bumping into islands, making friends with snakes, not following a life plan, really. But it pretty much works, after all, because his life was never meant to be easy or successful in the first place.
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Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey
Wenny Has Wings

Some Other Writer, February 15, 2007

This is one of my favorite books by a living author. Anyone going through the death of a child would do well to read this heart-ful book. The story is funny and tragic by turns. It isn't unbearably sad, really. It's told by a boy whose sister died, but he has experienced something pretty interesting, something that would change everything if anyone would pay attention to him. He wants to tell somebody. Is anybody listening?
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Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies by Jeffrey Overstreet
Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies

Some Other Writer, February 15, 2007

After reading this book, you'll want to go to the movies with fresh inspiration. You won't sit down to watch a movie to "turn off your brain" any more than you would eat dinner to turn off your stomach, says Overstreet. You'll probably want to watch every film he mentions in the book, not just for the great acting or the excellent special effects, but for the story, the story! He knows what he's talking about, and he loves to share what he knows. You can tell he wants you to love good movies.
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A Monk's Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World by Jeremy Driscoll
A Monk's Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World

Some Other Writer, February 15, 2007

What if, while you were reading a book for the first time, you didn't want it to end, but you just had to read it all at once, so you decided to race to the end so you could immediately read it again? And what if that book were... a compilation of essays by a 21st-century monk? Wait; slow down; be willing to believe that these brief, alphabetical pieces, some no more than a paragraph each, with titles ranging from "Grace" to "X-ray of a Cherry," could hold your attention. Besides being a monk who migrates between Oregon's Mount Angel and Italy's Rome each year, Jeremy Driscoll is a fine, funny storyteller and a disarmingly honest human being.
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