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  1. Dan at Ignatius

    Percy at 100

    March 30, 2016 5:31 am Leave a Comment

    The third annual Walker Percy Weekend is being held in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The first was at the time briefly noted in this space, and an organizer recently reached out to say “come on over” this year. (Not “come on over and we’ll cover the entry fee”, alas.) If crawdad… Read more »

    Tags: American South Catholic culture conferences culture links novelists novels Walker Percy

  2. John Herreid

    Spooky Links at a Distance

    October 30, 2015 4:53 pm Leave a Comment

    It’s Halloween weekend, so time for some varied spooky links! First up, “Kill the Moon”, one of the scarier episodes of Doctor Who in the past year (featuring moon spiders!) gets reviewed at First Things, exploring the pro-life implications of the episode. Alexi Sargeant says “The episode proposes something like… Read more »

    Tags: Doctor Who dracula frankenstein Halloween horror links monsters

  3. Friday Links

    July 24, 2015 6:34 pm Leave a Comment

    Another week is over and it’s off to the weekend we go! Here’s a number of links that caught my eye this week: Holly Ordway reviews the new book on the Inklings, The Fellowship, for Catholic World Report. This book keeps popping up in my news feed—I really need to… Read more »

    Tags: Chuck Jones Flannery O'Connor Harper Lee hayao miyazaki links Piers Paul Read Pope Francis Tim Powers

  4. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest

    July 10, 2014 11:21 am Leave a Comment

    Arthur Powers, author of The Book of Jotham, reviews Tobit’s Dog: “You should read this book,” Marguerite – the owner of In His Name, our local Catholic book store – told me. She has started a section of North Carolina writers, and Richard’s book was right next to mine. She knows books, and… Read more »

    Tags: Arthur Powers bloggers blogs digest links reviews The Book of Jotham The Leaves Are Falling Tobit's Dog

  5. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest: 4th of July Edition

    July 3, 2014 12:00 pm Leave a Comment

    Check out these reviews and pick up some good novels to read for your long weekend! Happy Independence Day!

    The Leaves Are Falling

    John Jollife from The Tablet reviewed The Leaves Are Falling:

    This is the story of Josef, a Jewish boy who miraculously escapes from the devastation of wartime Lithuania, having lost all his family through the twin genocides carried out by the Nazis and the Russians…. In an important sense, England was not a part of Europe during the war, but adjacent to it. However much we suffered in the bombing and the fighting, we never knew invasion or occupation, or had to face the terrible choice between resistance and collaboration. And, of course, thanks to the Americans and the Russians, we were on the winning side. The worst of the horrors took place in Eastern Europe, and since they were hardly reported here when other dangers and disasters were so much nearer at hand, we were able to turn a blind eye. So as well as being a sensitive and evocative story, Beckett’s novel is a salutary eye-opener on what the eastern half of Europe suffered, and on what moulded its future for the next fifty years. And although it is an acutely personal story, like her sensitive and gripping previous novel, A Postcard from the Volcano, set in pre-war Germany, it reveals more of the truth about the twentieth century than many a textbook collection of facts can hope to do. Read more »

    Tags: bloggers blogs digest links reviews The Leaves Are Falling The Rising Tobit's Dog

  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest: More Reviews

    June 26, 2014 9:15 am Leave a Comment

    More bloggers are raving about our novels!

    Tobit's Dog     The Leaves Are Falling    The Rising

    Nancy Ward and Kelly Hansen reviewed Tobit’s Dog:

    Tobit’s Dog is a love story amid the battle between heaven and hell for the souls of the good guys as well as the racists, murderers, rapists, thieves and connivers not portrayed in the biblical version of the Book of Tobit. In this imaginary take on the Book of Tobit, exciting enough a tale, Richard skillfully uses the characters, symbols, and scriptural principles. All the vital elements are there: Tobit’s sudden blindness and miraculous healing. Prejudice and bravery — this time, involving a lynching and Tobiah’s arrest for his compassion toward the boy hanging from a tree…. Reading the Book of Tobit a little along with Tobit’s Dog brought me great pleasure and insight into the plots of both books. The Book of Tobit, however, has no holy water from Lourdes, Negro nuns or KKK. Read more »

    Tags: blogs digest links novels reviews The Leaves Are Falling The Rising Tobit's Dog

  7. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest

    June 19, 2014 12:47 pm 1 Comment

    Don’t take our word for it! These bloggers think our novels are great too! Maria Garcia, Shelly Kelly, and Amy Flamminio reviewed The Rising: “I was drawn into this book from the first chapter & had trouble putting it down. The author tells the story in the third person narrative style, which fits… Read more »

    Tags: bloggers digest Island of the World links novels reviews The Rising Tobit's Dog

  8. Dan at Ignatius

    Walker Percy Gets Conferenced

    June 9, 2014 2:41 pm 1 Comment

    They were turning people away over at Rod Dreher’s moderately sized Walker Percy conference in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who didn’t know there was any sort of Walker Percy conference going on anywhere. Or a Walker Percy walking bourbon tour and crawfish boil,… Read more »

    Tags: American South Catholic culture Catholic literature conferences culture festivals links literature novelists Walker Percy

  9. John Herreid

    Nuns, Flying Princesses, and Time Travel

    March 28, 2014 11:47 am Leave a Comment

    Here’s a roundup of links for your Friday! First up, Dorothy Cummings McLean reviews Rumer Godden’s classic, In This House of Brede: Novels are what we read when we should be reading something else—or are they? Currently I should be reading Henri Nouwen’s “modern spiritual classic,” The Way of the… Read more »

    Tags: Dappled Things links reviews Rumer Godden

  10. T. M. Doran

    Goodreads Reading Toward the Gleam

    October 4, 2013 11:11 am Leave a Comment

    The Goodreads J.R.R. Tolkien discussion group is currently reading Toward the Gleam (October 1 – December 31). Please consider participating. I suspect there will be a lively discussion.          

    Tags: Goodreads J.R.R. Tolkien links