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Title:
The good book : writers reflect on favorite Bible passages / edited by Andrew Blauner.
Call Number:
220.6 GOO
Publication Date:
2015.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher:
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Physical Description:
xvii, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Who is the snake in the Garden of Eden? : a thought experiment / Avi Steinberg -- Noah / Charles McGrath -- Abraham, Isaac, and us : (and Hagar and Ishmael and Trayvon and Michael Brown, too) / Michael Eric Dyson -- My Father's commandments / Jane Leavy -- He who struggles with God / Alec Wilkinson -- Deuterogeniture, or How I killed my grandmother / André Aciman -- The best Jew in the family / Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts -- Come on in, the water's fine / A.J. Jacobs -- Desert stories / Kathleen Norris -- The book of Ruth / Lois Lowry -- Why Psalms is my favorite biblical book / Reverend Al Sharpton -- A reading of the Shepherd's Psalm / Lydia Davis -- Guilty feet have got no rhythm / James Parker -- The song of songs / Pico Iyer -- The valley of dry bones / Samuel G. Freedman -- The book of Jonah: a postmodern exegesis / Daniel Menaker -- New moon haftorah / Robert Pinsky -- The good thief / Ian Caldwell -- The womb and the cistern cell / Brooks Hansen -- Sermon on the mount / Jay Parini -- This saying / Ian Frazier -- Miracles / Thomas Lynch -- Never quite as simple / Owen King -- Long road home : thoughts on the prodigal son / Tobias Wolff -- The beloved disciple / Colm Tóibín -- The parables of Jesus of Nazareth / Rick Moody -- A matter of infinity / Clyde Edgerton -- The beginning of the end / Paul Elie -- Resurrection / Kerry Kennedy -- A voice from Heaven / Edwidge Danticat -- Living on the ledge / Lauren Slater -- The bad book / Robert Coover.
Summary:
"A collection of previously unpublished pieces by 32 of today's most prominent writers shares their thoughts about biblical passages they find personally meaningful, in a volume that includes contributions by such figures as Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff and Ian Frazier,"--NoveList.
Horizon Bib Number:
1611677
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