Telling Secrets

Telling Secrets

By Frederick Buechner

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060609368, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2000

Description

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.



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 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