Author Kazantzakis, Nikos
Title Last temptation of Christ
Publisher New York : Simon and Schuster, 1960
Description 506 pages ; 22 cm
Summary The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other-subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ’s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men.
This book was given a non-fiction number for discussion purposes.
Subject Bible — New Testament — History of biblical events — Fiction
Jesus Christ — Fiction
Author Berg, Elizabeth.
Title The handmaid and the carpenter : a novel
Publisher New York : Random House, c2006.
Physical Description 153 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary Set in Nazareth in biblical times to re-imagine the events leading up to the birth of Jesus in a novel about love and trust, hope and belief.
Personal Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint-Fiction.
Subject Christmas stories.
Author Clairmont, Patsy
Title Stardust on my pillow : stories to sleep on / Patsy Clairmont.
Publisher Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2000.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 194 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Chattanooga Choo-Choo — Postcards — Cloistered — What a blessing — Stardust — The kaleidoscope — The woman of the chapel — Runaway — All that jazz — Boxed in — Mrs. Cass’s neighborly ways — The wedding ring — Grandma Moses — Christmas cabin.
Subject Christian fiction, American
Author: Holmes, Marjorie, 1910-
Title: Two from Galilee / Marjorie Holmes.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 
Description: v, 214 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Original copyright: 1972.
“The story of Mary and Joseph”–Cover.
Prequel to: Three from Galilee: the young man from Nazareth.
Summary: Tells the story of Mary and Joseph as “the greatest love story of all.” A teenage girl and a young carpenter are alone, frightened, in love, faced with family conflict, a hostile world, and an awesome responsibility.
Subjects: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint — Fiction.
Joseph, Saint — Fiction.
Bible. N.T. — History of Biblical events — Fiction.
Other Title: 2 from Galilee
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Louder Than Words / ed. by William Shore
New York: Random House, Inc., c1989
An impressive array of writers, from Joyce Carol Oates to Lisa Alther, Louise Erdrich and Mona Simpson, donate previously unpublished stories that display accomplished styles but generally lack lasting impact. Some, such as “A Woman Like a Fieldstone House,” Anne Tyler’s conservatively constructed study of a woman over a span of 50 years, and Michael Dorris’s “Groom Service,” a wry look at Native American courtships, are poignant; and perhaps the most interesting contributions are the two that scrutinize the nature of charity and almsgiving–Michael Rosen’s long poem “ `Gordon Penn Is a Winner!’ ” about wading through junk mail and solicitations from various worthy causes, and Charles Baxter’s “Shelter,” an unsparing assessment of the motives behind one man’s do-goodism.
Short stories, Story collection
Leaving home / Garrison Keillor.
New York : Viking, 1987.
244 p. ; 24 cm.
“Home,” in Keillor’s fictional world, is Lake Wobegon, which the radio humorist introduced in print in Lake Wobegon Days. This collection of stories set in Lake Wobegon is taken from monologues performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor’s radio show; each one chronicles some kind of leave-taking or homecoming: trips to Minneapolis, high school graduations, attending the Minnesota State Fair, a waitress quitting her job at the Chatterbox Cafe, a boy joining the army, Father Emil retiring from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, family members returning to Lake Wobegon for Christmas. In the last story, from Keillor’s final show, the storyteller bids farewell to his beloved hometown. Keillor has a rare gift for celebrating and finding humor in commonplace events, and his affection for his characters and for small-town life shines through. These short narratives survive the transition from performance to print beautifully; they are spare, artfully crafted vignettes that will move readers as well as entertain them. Some tales are wildly hilarious, others gently poignantbut all are simply wonderful.
Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place)–Fiction.
City and town life–Fiction.
Humorous stories, American.
20th century, America,American, American literature, Americana, autobiography, comedy, essays, humor, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, short stories, small town, stories, USA