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All Saints

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ISBN: 9781927428634
format: Trade paperback
pages: 240
publisher: Biblioasis
pub. date: 2014-04-15

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Shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award In a linked collection that presents the secret small tragedies of an Anglican congregation struggling to survive, All Saints delves into the life of Simon, the Reverend, and the lives of his parishioners: Miss Alice Vipond, a refined and elderly schoolteacher, incarcerated for a horrendous crime; a woman driven to extreme anxiety by an affair she cannot end; a receptionist, andher act of improbable generosity; a writer making peace with her divorce. Effortlessly written and candidly observed, All Saints is a moving collection of tremendous skill, whose intersecting stories illuminate the tenacity and vulnerability of modern-day believers. Praise for All Saints "Fictional places have been mostly secular of late: the home, the bar, the workplace. Standing at the centre of K.D. Miller's touching and intimate collection of linked stories is, unfashionably, a church. All Saints is not just the setting for the habits and rituals of this motley group-parishioners, priest, passersby-but the central image that gives these stories their poignancy. As obsolescence threatens the church, it also puts in peril the connections each character has to others at the very time the world so badly needs human connections. All Saints is a moving and soulful book."-Caroline Adderson Praise for KD Miller "Fictional places have been mostly secular of late: the home, the bar, the workplace.  Standing at the centre of K.D. Miller's touching and intimate collection of linked stories is, unfashionably, a church.   All Saints is not just the setting for the habits and rituals of this motley group - parishioners, priest, passersby - but the central image that gives these stories their poignancy.  As obsolescence threatens the church, it also puts in peril the connections each character has to others at the very time the world so badly needs human connections.  All Saints  is a moving and soulful book."-Caroline Adderson "One of Canada's finest writers, able to probe deeper into the human heart than the best surgeon."- The National Post "[Miller] will no doubt inspire and affirm other artists-not to mention ordinary folks-who wrestle (in secret) with angels."- Toronto Star "It is a testament to Miller's genius that she makes us care so much about her characters and their fates."- Quill and Quire "Keep an eye out forK.D. Miller: this is a new writer worth watching."- The Ottawa Citizen "To say that she is refreshing, original, or direct are all understatements. Miller's spiritual integrity cuts through pious platitudes and quick-fix faith fluff like an icebreaker on a long-lost frozen ocean called religion."- United Church Observer

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