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A good God is hard to find

A PRAYER JOURNAL by Flannery O’Connor (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2013)

My favorite joke about praying is by the surreal American comic Emo Philips (although it’s also been attributed to Al Pacino) and goes: … 314 more words


Flannery O'Connor

Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. 44 more words


The Butcher's Duty

There used to be a guy at my dad’s slaughterhouse, name of Cassius ‘Big Cass’ Bigsby. People are real jokers, I guess, but it was one of those rare nicknames that perfectly fit him. 10,321 more words


William Faulkner

You see, I was that sun, or thought I was who did believe there was that spark, that crumb in madness which is divine, though madness know no word itself for terror or for pity. 10 more words


What was golden

Chapter 7


Raining. Past the door in the grass. Water growing in the grass against my feet. Trees not moving but they sound like rain. 4,634 more words


The Road


Typically, I find it worthy of an eye-roll and a well-timed scoff when someone describes a book as a “real page-turner.” But that’s exactly what The Road is. 97 more words


'Say Goodbye for Now'

When I pick up a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I know what to expect. I know it will be emotional, thought-provoking and will require a handful of tissues. 163 more words