Martin Marten

Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as Dave prefers to call it, like the Native Americans once did, Wy'east). He is entering high school, adulthood on the horizon not far off in distance, and contemplating a future away from his mother, father, and his precocious younger sister.And Dave is not the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms on Wy'east that summer. Martin, a pine...

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A Book of Uncommon Prayer

Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist Brian Doyle—whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is “a gift to us all”—presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life. In Brian Doyle’s newest work, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, his readers will find a series of prayers unlike...

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The Best Catholic Writing 2005

The admired Best Catholic Writing series continues with contributions from R. Scott Appleby, Kenneth L. Woodward, Ron Hansen, James Martin, SJ, and twenty-four other essayists, poets, novelists, scholars, and journalists. The selections deal with pressing public questions, spiritual issues, and Catholic personalities. This year's collection includes writing from Great Britain and Australia, and, for the first time, writing published on the...

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Children and Other Wild Animals

In Children and Other Wild Animals, bestselling novelist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape. These true tales of animals and human mammals (generally the smaller sizes, but here and there elders and jumbos) delightfully blur the line between the two.In these short vignettes, Doyle explores the seethe of life on this startling planet, the astonishing...

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