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Faith: Stories: Short Fiction on the Varieties and Vagaries of Faith

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Expanding the conversation begun in God: Stories, this important gathering of writers explores the diverse world of faith in all its guises: Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian beliefs, as well as Jewish and Christian ones. From James A. Michener to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Amy Tan to Hanif Kureishi, Faith: Stories investigates the boundaries of faith and r ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 15th 2003 by Mariner Books (first published November 1st 2003)
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Feb 20, 2014 Ci rated it really liked it
It is always a bit of random when the stories are arranged by the last name of the author instead of any threads of themes. Some of the stories are intriguing and well-written, yet some others are quite puzzling.

My favorite one is by Remy Rougeau, a cloistered monk himself. The story is called “Cello”, an event of religion-group-exchange. It is funny and witty, vividly accessible with the touch of Anthony Trollope. Yet the climax is surprising and moving. We finally realized, as the observing m
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A wonderful collection of short stories that does truly cover the "Vagaries of Faith".
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