Feasting the Heart

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Feasting the Heart

Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

By Reynolds Price

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743203708, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2001

Whether recounting events from his past or examining the details of his current experience as a writer, teacher, traveler, and general witness of the world, Reynolds Price shows us how a writer finds meaning in the day-to-day details of living. In this engaging collection of fifty-two personal essays originally aired on NPR's "All Things Considered, " Price explores topics that range from family and faith to capital punishment and his adventures while navigating an immensely inaccessible America in a wheelchair. Throughout, Price never loses sight of the origin or spirit of the essay -- in French, "essayer" means to try or attempt -- and each piece is a well-informed, revealing, often amusing and refreshing foray into a moment unlike any other we've shared with him.

Praise For Feasting the Heart

Andrea Grande-Capone
Associated Press

A literary offering of great depth and intensity.

Nicole Brodeur
The Seattle Times

An American master of words.

Publishers Weekly

A panoramic glimpse of the writer's mind at work...a delight...an ideal introduction to this important novelist.

Max B. Baker
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Writing in clear-eyed, conversational prose, Price reaffirms his faith in mankind by remembering the healing power of everyday moments, no matter how big or small.