God: Stories

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C. Michael Curtis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
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In a fresh approach to an age-old discussion, an esteemed editor of the Atlantic Monthly collects twenty-five dazzling short stories by eminent writers about spiritual experiences of all sorts. With works by John Updike, Philip Roth, Louise Erdrich, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, Alice Munro, and more, God: Stories offers insight, solace, and pleasure not only to the faithful but to seekers -- and to those who simply love fine stories. "Challenging the mind and exhilarating the soul . . . [this] rare and precious collection" (Susannah Heschel) explores the human dimensions of spirituality from the comic to the passionate, the skeptical to the mystical and beyond.
 

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God: Stories came as a surprise to me because, by the title, I was expecting a book of fun and somewhat irreverent short stories with God as the lovable protagonist. But this was even better. Every ... Read full review

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Contents

Exodus
1
Design
8
A New Life
22
A Fathers Story
35
Satan Hijacker of a Planet
55
Redemption
65
The Knife
78
Gods Typhoon
83
Rose
186
The Pure in Heart
222
The Rabbi in the Attic
236
Roof Work
267
Zeal
281
Defender of the Faith
294
A Christian Education
322
Autumn Sunshine
327

The Question of Rain
95
Grace
108
Idiots First
128
The Retreat
137
Pictures of the Ice
151
Parkers Back
167
Made in Heaven
344
A Still Moment
357
The Missing Person
369
Biographical Notes
395
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C. Micheal Curtis, senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly, has edited three anthologies: American Stories: Fiction from The Atlantic Monthly, Contempory New England Short Stories, and Contemporary California Short Stories. He lives in Massachusetts.

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