A Celestial Omnibus: Short Fiction on Faith

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Jonathan Paul Maney, Tom Hazuka
Beacon Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 338 pages
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A father finds an unlikely sign of rebirth while mourning his son's sudden death. A Latino community's hopes and dreams are revealed in letters to the saints. A Buddhist zoo animal keeper finds his life altered by his city's political machine. A Christian woman living with cancer and her imprisoned Muslim son search for their own ways to go on.

These stories and the twenty others included in this book offer rich rewards to all who have struggled with questions of meaning in their own lives. Including fiction from both widely celebrated and up-and-coming writers, this volume illuminates questions of life and death, doubt and faith, God and evil from a variety of ethnic (EuroAmerican, African-American, Asian-American, Native American) and faith (Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Native American) perspectives. The result is a sometimes disturbing, often reassuring, always powerful book.

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These short stories on the subject of faith are from an array of award-winning writers, among them Louise Erdrich, E.M. Forster, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Alice ... Read full review


Sandra Cisneros Little Miracles Kept Promises
Andre Dubus A Fathers Story
Vladimir Nabokov Christmas

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About the author (1997)

Has Taught English at the University of Utah and at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Tom Hazuka has co-edited Flash Fiction and You Have Time for This, and other anthologies. He teaches fiction writing at Central Connecticut State University.

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