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Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada by Andrew Atkinson Online



Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada

Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada

  • Title: Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada
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  • ISBN : 9780864929136
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 304 pages


In a collection as fine in scope as it is intimate in detail, Running the Whale s Back presents a host of Eastern Canada s brightest literary talents, all putting pens to paper to explore the multiple facets of what we call faith through a unique Atlantic vantage point In a satisfying mixture of styles and themes, the full breadth of Atlantic Canadian spirituality is re In a collection as fine in scope as it is intimate in detail, Running the Whale s Back presents a host of Eastern Canada s brightest literary talents, all putting pens to paper to explore the multiple facets of what we call faith through a unique Atlantic vantage point In a satisfying mixture of styles and themes, the full breadth of Atlantic Canadian spirituality is revealed These are pieces that poke and prod, ruminate and circulate with themes of religion and cultures of spirituality Mysticism meets piety, holiness argues with practicality, and hope lives side by side with despair as the stories spiral and waltz themselves across the four provinces As the authors leap from subject to subject, we discover death lurking in the lonely wilderness, ski jumpers participating in miracles, and preachers suffering marital discord Featured authors are Michael Crummey, Sheldon Currie, Joan Clark, David Adams Richards, Kenneth J Harvey, Clive Doucet, Deborah Joy Corey, Ann Marie MacDonald, Michael Hennessey, Lynn Coady, D.R MacDonald, Jessica Grant, Michael Winter, Samuel Thomas Martin, Michelle Butler Hallett, Kathleen Winter, and Ann Copeland


Author Andrew Atkinson




Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada Reviews (8)

  • Running the Whale s Back is a collection of short stories about people who live in Atlantic Canada While this type of book is not my usual fare, I was immediately struck by the realistic and descriptive stories within I did prefer some stories over others, but I believe that was due to the different [..]

  • I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.Which was a surprise,because I rarely ever win anything,so thanks It has a charming collection of short stories from the Maritime provinces,where I live,so I immediately felt at home.Two of the highlights of the book were the two stories Mi [..]

  • A really standout collection that includes my very favourite short story, Vision, and also introduced me to some new authors whose books I m now intent on reading.Anyone interested in Atlantic Canada and religion should pick this up. [..]

  • Great variety of authors and stories Worth reading for the maritime context and Canadian christian perspective While blood and death are repeated memorable and graphic images, there is also a fair amount of quiet friendship, community feeling and family ties. [..]

  • This was a book of short stories, so I got to read a bunch of different authors and their writting styles Some of the stories I really quite enjoyed, Miracle Potatoes by Clive Doucet and Rupture by Ann Copeland, I think were my favourites A couple I didn t really enjoy too much One was written in th [..]

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