Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace

Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace

by Walter Wangerin Jr.
     
 

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Twelve beautifully written stories full of intensity, emotion, and passion--to be cherished by long-time Wangerin fans and first-time readers alike.  See more details below

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Twelve beautifully written stories full of intensity, emotion, and passion--to be cherished by long-time Wangerin fans and first-time readers alike.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of 12 independent, autobiographical tales takes the shape of a spiritual quest, ``the experience of seeking meaning in everyday events.'' Wangerin, formerly a Lutheran pastor, and author of the award-winning The Book of the Dun Cow , presents a mosaic of growing up American, the first child of a peripatetic cleric, and the subsequent turning points of his development through adolescence and young adulthood are marked in vignettes of significant encounters. Alternating between child and adult, these simply told stories are memorials to grace-filled events. Particularly so is the title story, widely excerpted, a moving account of Wangerin's beginning as a pastor of a small, black congregation in Evansville, Ind., where, from a remarkable old woman the young pastor receives ``the holy benevolence of her words,'' as Miz Lil deals with her own grief. Warm with self-effacing humor and human understanding, these are stories in the vein of Ragman and the Other Cries of Faith. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061043826
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.61(d)

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