"Brian Doyle is an extraordinary writer whose tales will endure." --Cynthia Ozick
, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Quarrel and Quandary
This is a guided tour through the mind of one of the most acclaimed voices in contemporary Catholic writing. Brian Doyle effortlessly connects the everyday with the inexpressible and consistently marries searingly honest prose with interruptions of humor and humanity.
These essays bear Doyle's trademark depth and deliver with eloquence his piercing observations on mohawks and miracles, vigils and velociraptors, syntax and scapulars, jail and jihad, and mercy beyond sense.
A 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Award winner. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.
Brian Doyle was the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon, and the author of many books, among them the novels Mink River, The Plover, Martin Marten, and Chicago. Among his other books are the story collection Bin Laden's Bald Spot, the nonfiction books The Grail and The Wet Engine, and many books of essays and poems.