Feasting the Heart: Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air (Paperback)

Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

By Reynolds Price

Scribner Book Company, 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: Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

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.