Godric: A Novel

Godric: A Novel

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Item #: 056219
ISBN: 9780060611620
Grades: 11-AD

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Godric is a 12-century English saint who started his adult life as a merchant, than gave away his wealth to become a hermit. Filled with peaceful reflection and humility, this novel is sure to captivate readers. Written by Frederick Buechner, 178 pgs, sc. Laura

Publisher Description:

Frederick Buechner's Godric "retells the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man whose projects late in life included that of purifying his moral ambition of pride...Sin, spiritual yearning, rebirth, fierce asceticism--these hagiographic staples aren't easy to revitalize but Frederick Buechner goes at the task with intelligent intensity and a fine readiness to invent what history doesn't supply. He contrives a style of speech for his narrator--Godric himself--that's brisk and tough-sinewed...He avoids metaphysical fiddle, embedding his narrative in domestic reality--familiar affection, responsibilities, disasters...All on his own, Mr. Buechner has managed to reinvent projects of self-purification and of faith as piquant matter for contemporary fiction [in a book] notable for literary finish...Frederick Buechner is a very good writer indeed." -- Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

"From the book's opening sentence...and sensible reader will be caught in Godric's grip...Godric glimmers brightly." -- Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
11
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780060611620
Author
Frederick Buechner
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
HarperCollins
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.0" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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