by Ron Hansen
Hardcover, 227 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $23 |
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The story of a notorious shipwreck that had prompted Gerard Manley Hopkins to break years of silence with an outpouring of dazzling poetry.
June 11, 2008 Novelist Ron Hansen is best known for his tales of Western bandits and whiskey runners, but he claims his inspiration for these unsavory characters is divine. The author of Exiles discusses writing, faith and his status as a Catholic deacon in a secular literary world.
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May 19, 2008 Ron Hansen's ethereal novel tells the intertwined story of the Victorian poet, Gerard Manly Hopkins, and the sea tragedy that inspired Hopkins' famous poem, The Wreck of the Deutschland.
May 19, 2008 There are beach books full of sun and cotton candy and beach books dappled with shadow and sardonic humor. The very different beach books Maureen Corrigan recommends all have one thing in common: They carry a reader far beyond the familiar.
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