In these original essays, short stories, and poems, the beloved Frederick Buechner reflects on the moments of transcendence in the midst of his daily existence. In a myriad of commonplace activities, he finds the presence of the divine, and he elegantly describes these persons, events, and observations, nimbly inviting readers into their realities. With his masterly crafted prose, in The Yellow Leaves Buechner edifies, inspires, and offers a timeless model for approaching our human experience.
Contents: “Our Last Drive Together,” “Johnny,” “Presidents I Have Known,” “Wunderjahr,” “Fathers and Teachers,” “Bulletin Board,” “The Laughter Barrel,” “The Five Sisters,” “Gertrude Conover Remembers,” “Dickens’s Christmas Carol,” and “Family Poems”
Frederick Buechner has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize and has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many works include Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABCs, The Book of Bebb, Godric: A Novel, and, more recently, Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister.