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by Curtis Smith
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0991065735, Paperback)In this collection of twenty-one essays, Curtis Smith explores religion and fear, memory and dreams, and aging and happiness, with the skill bestowed only to masters of their craft. The eloquent pieces collected for Communion address a father's love for his child and the fleeting moments he knows will be gone all too quickly. Seen through the eye's of an older father, we are spared the sentimentality and clichés of childrearing, and instead gifted the rare and laconic wisdom of someone who understands, in the present, the gravity of each conversation or hike into the woods with his son. It's the sincere modesty, coupled with Smith's precise prose that gives this new collection its charm and heft. Through this world that Smith has wonderfully recaptured, we are invited to follow as his son leaves the insulated world of childhood and to wish him well as though he was our own. Communion is that collection of essays that reiterates what it means to be a father and how we might learn from it. Curtis Smith's stories and essays have appeared in over seventy literary journals. His work has been named to The Best American Short Stories Distinguished Stories List, The Best American Mystery Stories Distinguished Stories List, and the Notable Writing list of The Best American Spiritual Writing. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and son.
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