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Telling Secrets

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Telling Secrets

By Frederick Buechner

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060609368, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2000


With eloquence, candor, and simplicity, a celebrated author tells the story of his father's alcohol abuse and suicide and traces the influence of this secret on his life as a son, father, husband, minister, and writer.

Praise For Telling Secrets

“Very gentle, smart, and unpreachy...A sensible and heartfelt message of inspiration.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Extraordinarily personal...intimate, dignified, and wryly humorous.”
-USA Today

“Unabashedly Christian...a meditation on the connection between knowing and sharing secrets and discovering the reality of a loving and merciful God.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Buechner’s chronicling once again tells us something about what it means to be human.”
-Christianity Today