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A celestial omnibus : [electronic resource] short fiction on faith / edited by J.P. Maney and Tom Hazuka.

Contributor(s): Maney, J. P. (Jonathan Paul), 1956- | Hazuka, Tom.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1997Description: xi, 338 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807083348; 9780807083345.Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century | Faith -- Fiction | Short stories, American | GeloofAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Celestial omnibus.DDC classification: 813/.0108382 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
Contents:
Mystery. Little miracles, kept promises / Sandra Cisneros ; A father's story / Andre Dubus ; Christmas / Vladimir Nabokov ; Mr. Green ; Robert Olen Butler ; The man to send / Leslie Marmon Silko ; Rain clouds / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Doubt. The expert on God / John L'Heureux ; The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth ; Pigeon feathers / John Updike ; Watching her die / Reynolds Price ; All stories are true / John Edgar Wideman -- Evil. Obasan / Joy Kogawa ; Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston ; God's world / Najib Mahfuz ; Good contry people / Flannery O'Connor ; Act of faith / Irwin Shaw -- The supernatural. Love medicine / Louise Erdrich ; The celestial omnibus / E.M. Forster ; On mortality / Maxine Hong Kingston ; The silver crown / Bernard Malamud ; The man in the black suit / Stephen King -- Reconciliation. Cathedral / Raymond Carver ; Zoo animal keeper 1, REC-SVC-ZK / Martha Gies ; First confession / Frank O'Connor ; Gimpel the fool / Isaac Bashevis Singer ; Everyday use / Alice Walker.
Summary: Twenty-fives stories on faith. In Little Miracles, Kept Promises by Sandra Cisneros, a Latino community's hopes in Texas are revealed in letters to the saints, in A Father's Story by Andre Dubus, a man covers up a deadly hit-and-run to save his daughter from jail, and Isaac Bashevis Singer's Gimpel the Fool is on a village cuckold.
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Mystery. Little miracles, kept promises / Sandra Cisneros ; A father's story / Andre Dubus ; Christmas / Vladimir Nabokov ; Mr. Green ; Robert Olen Butler ; The man to send / Leslie Marmon Silko ; Rain clouds / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Doubt. The expert on God / John L'Heureux ; The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth ; Pigeon feathers / John Updike ; Watching her die / Reynolds Price ; All stories are true / John Edgar Wideman -- Evil. Obasan / Joy Kogawa ; Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston ; God's world / Najib Mahfuz ; Good contry people / Flannery O'Connor ; Act of faith / Irwin Shaw -- The supernatural. Love medicine / Louise Erdrich ; The celestial omnibus / E.M. Forster ; On mortality / Maxine Hong Kingston ; The silver crown / Bernard Malamud ; The man in the black suit / Stephen King -- Reconciliation. Cathedral / Raymond Carver ; Zoo animal keeper 1, REC-SVC-ZK / Martha Gies ; First confession / Frank O'Connor ; Gimpel the fool / Isaac Bashevis Singer ; Everyday use / Alice Walker.

Twenty-fives stories on faith. In Little Miracles, Kept Promises by Sandra Cisneros, a Latino community's hopes in Texas are revealed in letters to the saints, in A Father's Story by Andre Dubus, a man covers up a deadly hit-and-run to save his daughter from jail, and Isaac Bashevis Singer's Gimpel the Fool is on a village cuckold.

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