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The Son of Laughter (Paperback)

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Rich in family drama, passion, and human affinity, critically acclaimed author Frederick Buechner's contemporary retelling of this captivating and timeless biblical saga revitalizes the ancient story of Jacob, delighted our senses and modern sensibilities and gracing us with his exceptional eloquence and wit.

About the Author

Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.

Praise For…

“With profound intelligence, Buechner’s novel does what the finest, most appealing literature does: It displays and illumines the seemingly unrelated mysteries of human character and ultimate ideas.”
— Annie Dillard in the Boston Globe

“The Bible’s account of Jacob is a pungent seed found in a tomb. Frederick Buechner has planted it and the result is this beautiful swaying tree of a book.”
— James Merrill

“This is an extraordinary novel that demonstrates both the truth of fiction and Buechner’s superb ability to offer it.”
— Christian Century

“A masterpiece.”
— National Catholic Reporter

“One of our most original storytellers.”
USA Today
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062501172
ISBN-10: 0062501178
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: August 19th, 1994
Pages: 288
Language: English
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