Brendan: A Novel

Paperback | May 16, 2000

byFrederick Buechner

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An acclaimed author interweaves history and legend to re-create the life of a complex man of faith fifteen hundred years ago. Winner of the 1987 Christianity and Literature Book Award for Belles-Lettres.

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Ireland is a land of great folklore and mythic figures. One of the most legendary medieval legends is that of Brendan. In this novel, Frederick Buechner takes an in-depth look at this sixth-century Irish saint as his friend Finn saw him. Buechner takes readers back 1,500 years and explores Celtic mythology and the moral messages th...

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An acclaimed author interweaves history and legend to re-create the life of a complex man of faith fifteen hundred years ago. Winner of the 1987 Christianity and Literature Book Award for Belles-Lettres.

An acclaimed author interweaves history and legend to re-create the life of a complex man of faith fifteen hundred years ago. Winner of the 1987 Christianity and Literature Book Award for Belles-Lettres.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:May 16, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060611782

ISBN - 13:9780060611781

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Ireland is a land of great folklore and mythic figures. One of the most legendary medieval legends is that of Brendan. In this novel, Frederick Buechner takes an in-depth look at this sixth-century Irish saint as his friend Finn saw him. Buechner takes readers back 1,500 years and explores Celtic mythology and the moral messages that these legends convey. This lively tale will appeal to anyone with an interest in Celtic lore and history. Other novels by Buechner include Longing for Home and Storm.

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"A grand, gaudy tale." (The Atlantic)