Do you know anyone that would love a great, classy gift, a hardback anthology of a good handful of some of the best short stories of the ages, written with a view to give argument for and texture to the Christian gospel? Do you know any lit lovers who would appreciate a slightly late gift, brand spanking new, though, a book that will most likely be missed in the already-in-progress Best of the Year lists? This is what they call a sleeper, and we want to wake book lovers up to it. Wouldn’t you like to kick back some holiday day next week and spend some graced time with excellent writing and tall tales, created by true masters of the craft?
Eyes To See is edited by contemporary novelist Bret Lott and described on the spectacularly inviting cover as “a collection of enduring stories that challenge and inspire.” Kudos to Nelson (a publisher I roundly criticized a month or so ago in the blog) for offering this wonderful gathering of our best authors.
It sells for $22.95, but we have a blog special price of $20.00. We will pay your shipping costs, too. Merry Christmas!
Here’s what’s included:
“The Blue Cross” by G. K. Chesterton
“A Father’s Story” by Andre Dubus
“The Final Martyrs” by Shusaku Endo
“The Christmas Wife” Helen Norris
“A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
“What Men Live By” by Leo Tolstoy
“The Widow’s Mite” by Anthony Trollope
“The Story of the Other Wise Man” by Henry Van Dyke
“Silent Passangers” by Larry Woiwode
There is a very nice introduction here by Mr. Lott, and a one-page bio of each of the chosen authors. The typeface is nice, the hardback binding makes it something nicer than the cheap paperbacks to which anthologies so often get relegated. I predict that as this volume becomes known, new book groups will blossom. Perhaps you should start one. If you do let us know. The staff of Hearts & Minds would be thrilled to learn of new reading clubs formed, all because we give this a much-deserved shout out. Happy holidays, and happy reading.
Eyes to See
Hearts & Minds 234 East Main Street Dallastown, PA 17313 717.246.3333