Friday, March 26, 2010

March Faith and Fiction Round Table: In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

The Faith and Fiction Round Table is a monthly event where a group of diverse Christian bloggers discuss a work of fiction or nonfiction.

This month's book was In the Garden of North American Martyrs by Tobias Wolff which is a "best-of" collection of Wolff's short stories. The short story format may have made the discussion a bit more disjointed this month, but once again I appreciated the insights of each participant. Even if you have not read the book, you should still be able to follow along with the various pieces of the conversation. And hopefully you'll make time to read along for the upcoming months!

Stuck In A Book--About Short Stories

The Quirky Redhead--The Stories we liked best and the ones we didn't

Wordlily--The tone and content of the stories, discussion on Face to Face

The Fiddler's Gun--The themes and where was the light? (by the way I really encourage you go to and weigh in on whether or not books need "light")

Strange Culture--The Coen Brothers and thoughts on "Smokers"

Rebelling Against Indifference -- The title and how the stories worked as a collection

My sincere thanks to all this month's participants for sharing this reading experience with me.


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