The Holy Man

The Holy Man

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by Susan Trott
     
 

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Each chapter of this charming book tells the tale of a pilgrim and his problem. There is a man who is incurably jealous, a woman filled with envy, the grandmother who never receives thank-you notes from her grandchildren, the war veteran who can't forgive himself the lives he took, the famous man who learns humility. As their stories unfold, we come to realize that…  See more details below

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Each chapter of this charming book tells the tale of a pilgrim and his problem. There is a man who is incurably jealous, a woman filled with envy, the grandmother who never receives thank-you notes from her grandchildren, the war veteran who can't forgive himself the lives he took, the famous man who learns humility. As their stories unfold, we come to realize that we are all in here, with our wounded egos, insecurities, bad tempers, impatience, and ambitiousness.
These simple and beautiful tales help us unravel the knots of everyday enxieties with profound ease, humor, wisdom, and elegance. Through them we understand that a holy man never cures us, simply shows us the good things we are but cannot see.

Editorial Reviews

Janet St. John
"Reminiscent of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Pilgrims from all walks of life make a trek to see a holy man named Joe, a kind of Dalai Lama/Jedi master. The book cleverly encapsulates much of the human search for wisdom and happiness. The Holy Man dispenses a fresh brand of wisdom with wit and modern insight."
Andrea Kempf
"... the simplicity of her tale and the lucidity of her writing makes this novel a major contender in the inspirationl self-help field."
Rima Farrone
"This is one of the most exquisitely beautiful books to be published in many years. It runs the gamut from philosophy to religion with a scattering of gentle fables mixed in. It overshadows attempts to corner holiness. It is a sweet and gentle tale bound to become a favorite, read and reread through the years."
Diane Manuel
Susan Trott finds lunacy in the grandest places. One finishes this slim book with a hoot, but begins to realize days later that there is much to savor. Trott's wit is quirky and unpredictable as when she describes the sage's ruminations: "I'm not reallly the holy man, I'm the holy chatterbox." But her imagery and straight-arrow truisms can be breathtaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013201088
Publisher:
susan trott
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Series:
The Holy Man Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
173
Sales rank:
242,461
File size:
581 KB

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Meet the Author

Susan Trott has published 16 novels. She has been praised by the Bloomsbury Review for her "unpredictable wit," and hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "practically a genre unto herself." Her work has been published around the world and optioned for motion pictures. She lives in Northern California.

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