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The Eyes of the Heart

A Memoir of the Lost and Found
A Memoir of the Lost and Found
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< P> From critically acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize runner-up Frederick Buechner comes another powerfully honest memoir, < I> The Eyes of the Heart.< /I> Full of poinant insights into his most personal relationships, this moving account traces how the author was shaped as much by his family's secrets as by its celebrations.Within the innermost chambers of his consciousness, Buechner, in his characteristically self-searching style, explores the mysteries and truths behind his deepest connections to family, friends, and mentors. Extraordinarily moving, this memoir follows not chronology but the converging paths of Buechner's imagination and memory.< /p> < P> Buechner invites us into his library-his own Magic Kingdom, Surrounded by his beloved books and treasures, we discover how they serve as the gateway to Buechner's mind and heart. He draws the reader into his recollections, moving seamlessly from reminiscence to contemplation. Buechner recounts events such as the tragic suicide of his father and its continual fallout on his life, intimate and little-known details about his deep friendship with the late poet James Merrill, and his ongoing struggle to understand the complexities of his relationship to his mother.< /p> < P> This cast of characters comprised of Buechner's relatives and loved ones is brought to vibrant life by his peerless writing and capacity to probe the depths of his own consciousness. Buechner visits his past with an honest eye and a heart open to the most painful and life-altering of realizations. heartbreaking and enlightening, < I> The Eyes of the Heart < /I> is a treasure for any who have ever pondered the meaning andmystery of their own past.< /p> < P> As "one of our finest writers," according to author Annie Dillard, Frederick Buechner provides yet another chapter in the tale of his life in this gripping memoir tracing the complicated roots and path of his inner life and family, with their multitude of intersections."< I> The Eyes of the Heart< /I> stands as a touching testimonial to the significance of kinship to the author as well as to the legions of readers who have come to regard him as one of their own.< /p>

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< P> From critically acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize runner-up Frederick Buechner comes another powerfully honest memoir, < I> The Eyes of the Heart.< /I> Full of poinant insights into his most personal relationships, this moving account traces how the author was shaped as much by his family's secrets as by its celebrations.Within the innermost chambers of his consciousness, Buechner, in his characteristically self-searching style, explores the mysteries and truths behind his deepest connections to family, friends, and mentors. Extraordinarily moving, this memoir follows not chronology but the converging paths of Buechner's imagination and memory.< /p> < P> Buechner invites us into his library-his own Magic Kingdom, Surrounded by his beloved books and treasures, we discover how they serve as the gateway to Buechner's mind and heart. He draws the reader into his recollections, moving seamlessly from reminiscence to contemplation. Buechner recounts events such as the tragic suicide of his father and its continual fallout on his life, intimate and little-known details about his deep friendship with the late poet James Merrill, and his ongoing struggle to understand the complexities of his relationship to his mother.< /p> < P> This cast of characters comprised of Buechner's relatives and loved ones is brought to vibrant life by his peerless writing and capacity to probe the depths of his own consciousness. Buechner visits his past with an honest eye and a heart open to the most painful and life-altering of realizations. heartbreaking and enlightening, < I> The Eyes of the Heart < /I> is a treasure for any who have ever pondered the meaning andmystery of their own past.< /p> < P> As "one of our finest writers," according to author Annie Dillard, Frederick Buechner provides yet another chapter in the tale of his life in this gripping memoir tracing the complicated roots and path of his inner life and family, with their multitude of intersections."< I> The Eyes of the Heart< /I> stands as a touching testimonial to the significance of kinship to the author as well as to the legions of readers who have come to regard him as one of their own.< /p>

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780062516398
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780062516398
    • UMPH: 238838
    • ISBN 10: 0062516396
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2000
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Frederick Buechner
    • Page Count: 192
    • Width: 5.30 inches
    • Height: 0.49 inches
    • Length: 8.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.32 pounds
    • SKU: 9780061742088
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Frederick Buechner
    • ISBN 13: 9780061742088
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2000
    • Format: Electronic Media
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