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Holmes – Two from Galilee

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Author:     Holmes, Marjorie, 1910-
Title:         Two from Galilee / Marjorie Holmes.
Publisher:     New York : Bantam Books, [1986]
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.
ISBN:     0553281003
Subjects:     Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint — Fiction.
    Joseph, Saint — Fiction.
    Bible. N.T. — History of Biblical events — Fiction.
    Christian fiction.
Other Title:     2 from Galilee

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Haugk – Journeying through grief

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Main Author:Haugk, Kenneth C., 1945-
Title:Journeying through grief / Kenneth C. Haugk.
Publisher:St. Louis, Mo : Stephen Ministries Permissions, c2004.
Physical Description:4 v. ; 20 cm.
Notes:bk. 1. A time to grieve — bk. 2. Experiencing grief — bk. 3. Finding hope and healing — bk. 3. Rebuilding and remembering.
Subjects:Church work with the bereaved.
Grief–Religious aspects.
Caregivers.
Caring–Religious aspects–Christianity.
ISBN:     1930445113 (set)

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Louder than words

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Title:

Louder Than Words / ed. by William Shore

Publication info:

New York:  Random House, Inc., c1989

Physical description:

340p.

Summary:

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impressive array of writers, from Joyce Carol Oates to Lisa Alther, Louise Erdrich and Mona Simpson, donate previously unpublished stories that display accomplished styles but generally lack lasting impact.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.

Subject term:

Public causes

ISBN:

0679721576

Tags:

Short stories, Story collection

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Keillor – Leaving Home

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Personal Author:

Keillor, Garrison.

Title:

Leaving home / Garrison Keillor.

Publication info:

New York : Viking, 1987.

Physical description:

244 p. ; 24 cm.

Summary:

“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.

Subject term:

Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place)–Fiction.

Subject term:

City and town life–Fiction.

Subject term:

Humorous stories, American.

Geographic term:

Minnesota–Fiction.

Tags:

20th century, America,American, American literature, Americana, autobiography, comedy, essays, humor, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, short stories, small town, stories, USA

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Keillor – Lake Wobegon Days

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Keillor

Personal Author:

Keillor, Garrison.

Title:

Lake Wobegon days / Garrison Keillor.

Publication info:

New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1985.

Physical description:

x, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Summary:

A portrait of small-town American life emerges in a novel of humor, sadness and tenderness, songs and poems.

Subject term:

Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place)–Fiction.

Subject term:

City and town life–Fiction.

Geographic term:

Minnesota–Fiction.

ISBN:

0670805149

Tags:

20th century, America, American, American fiction, American literature, Americana, essays, humor,

Lake Wobegon, memoir, midwest, Minnesota, short stories, small town, USA

 

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Karon – Light from Heaven

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Karon

Personal Author:

Karon, Jan, 1937-

Title:

Light from heaven / Jan Karon.

Publication info:

New York : Viking, c2005.

Physical description:

384 p. : ill., map ;

Series:

(The Mitford years)

Summary:

It’s never too late.

Father Tim Kavanagh has been asked to “come up higher” more than once. But he’s never been asked to do the impossible-until now. The retired Episcopal priest takes on the revival of a mountain church that’s been closed for forty years. Meanwhile, in Mitford, he’s sent on a hunt for hidden treasure, and two beloved friends are called to come up higher. As Father Tim finds, there are still plenty of heartfelt surprises, dear friends old and new, and the most important lesson of all: It’s never too late.

Subject term:

Mitford (N.C. : Imaginary place)–Fiction.

Subject term:

Church membership–Fiction.

Subject term:

Episcopalians–Fiction.

Subject term:

Clergy–Fiction.

Geographic term:

North Carolina–Fiction

ISBN:

0670034533

Tags:

adult, Christian, Christian Fiction, Christianity, clergy, contemporary fiction, Father Tim, inspirational, inspirational fiction, Mitford, Mitford series, North Carolina, religion, small town, southern

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Karon – Light in the window

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Karon

Personal Author:

Karon, Jan, 1937-

Title:

A light in the window / Jan Karon.

Publication info:

New York : Penguin Books, 1995.

Physical description:

382 p.,

Series:

(The Mitford years ; bk. 2)

Summary:

His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heartstrings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited. As you can see, Mitford’s rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, is in need of divine intervention. In this beautifully crafted second novel in the Mitford series, Jan Karon delivers a love story that’s both heartwarming and hilarious. Only time will tell if the village parson can practice what he preaches. Like At Home in Mitford, the first novel in the series, this book is filled with the miracles and mysteries of everyday life. And the affirmation of what some of us already know: Life in a small town is rarely quiet. And absolutely never boring. Karon continues the fresh and beautifully written story of a small mountain town in the South. The village rector, Father Tim, can no longer deny his feelings for his neighbor. But what about the wealthy widow who has been wooing him with casseroles? It’s clear that Father Tim is in need of divine intervention.

Subject term:

Christian fiction, American.

Subject term:

City and town life–United States–Fiction.

Subject term:

Domestic fiction, American.

ISBN:

0140254544

Tags:

adult, Christian, Christian Fiction, clergy, contemporary fiction, Father Tim, humor, inspirational, Mitford, Mitford series, North Carolina, religion, romance, small town, small town life

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