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Selected Stories by Andre Dubus
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Jun 22, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: catholicism
Recommended to Ellen by: Bradin Farnworth

I was surprised how quickly I flew through these stories. After each one ended, I immediately wanted to start reading the next. I found his sentences to be plain, a bit boring at times, but that almost didn't matter, because there was some kind of inexplicable tenderness in each one. Many of the characters are Catholics grappling with guilt, sexuality, suffering, divorce, etc. in the context of the faith. Walker Percy once said, when asked what his latest book was about, that it was "about the same thing every Catholic novel since St. Augustine has been about: screwing and God." And I think that sums up pretty well many of the stories in this collection.

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Sounds pretty interesting! I love reading your book reviews---most people just post the books, it's awesome to hear your feedback.

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