Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada by Carol BruneauRunning the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada by Carol Bruneau

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

byCarol BruneauEditorAndrew Atkinson, Mark Harris

Paperback | October 22, 2013

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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.

Andrew Atkinson is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University who has published on Wayne Johnston, Flannery O'Connor, and Linden MacIntyre. Mark Harris is a minister and writer in Halifax whose most recent book is The Light that Lives in Darkness, a collaboration with the New Br...
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Title:Running the Whale's Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864929137

ISBN - 13:9780864929136

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"[W]hile their origins are grounded and specific, the spiritual musings themselves are diffuse. . . . the book's success — and it is a great read from cover to cover — comes down to the high quality of the stories themselves." — Alex Good, Quill & Quire