May 182013

Crossway Books has never let me down. Even though I had never heard of the author prior to seeing the book being available on NetGalley, the description looked interesting.

[Update After Finishing]
I enjoyed some of the essays more than others but each intrigued me in its own way. I would enjoy reading some of his fiction but my library does not have any of his other books. I may put in a special request or buy “The Invention of Lefse: A Christmas Story” as an ebook.

Book Posts

  • Words for Readers and Writers – Larry Woiwode
  • Vocab: palliate – to ease without curing
  • Redemption from a Sanitized Reality

  • Book Info

    Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues
    by Larry Woiwode
    Publisher: Crossway
    Published: 04/30/2013
    ISBN-10: 143353522X
    ISBN-13: 978-1433535222
    Started: 05/18/2013
    Finished: 07/23/2013
    Source: NetGalley
    Format: e-book

    Publisher Synopsis

    Words—so small, so powerful—engender and enable our very existence. How are we to receive them, use them, hear them, and unite them?

    Critically acclaimed author Larry Woiwode explores the mysterious potential of words in this collection of 21 essays on the process and the significance of reading and writing.

    Reflect on Woiwode’s masterful meditations and you will find yourself inspired not only to write and to read, but also to believe in the transforming power of words.

    Author Info
    Larry Alfred Woiwode (born October 30, 1941) is an American writer who lives in North Dakota, where he has been the state's Poet Laureate since 1995. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Gentleman's Quarterly, The Partisan Review and The Paris Review. He is the author of five novels; two collections of short stories, a commentary titled "Acts," a biography of the Gold Seal founder and entrepreneur, Harold Schafer, Aristocrat of the West, a book of poetry, Even Tide ; and reviews and essays and essay-reviews that have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post Book World.

    He has served as Writer in Residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and conducted summer sessions as a professor at Wheaton College, Chicago, and the C.S. Lewis Seminars at Cambridge; he has also conducted seminars and workshops in fourteen states of the U.S., all of the Canadian provinces but British Columbia, and in England, Lithuania, and the Scandinavias. He has published a dozen book sin a variety of genres, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages.

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