Telling Secrets (Paperback)

By Frederick Buechner

HarperOne, 9780060609368, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2000

List Price: 13.99*
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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