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Title:
An apology for autumn
Author:
Turrill, David A.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New Milford, CT : Toby Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
422 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781592640904
Format :
Book

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Recently defrocked for allowing a gay couple to remain in his congregation, Lutheran minister Herkimer Gudsen comes to believe that God has spoken directly to him, instructing him to 'Gather the Twelve' before his wife Megan succumbs to cancer. Original.


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In Turrill's An Apology for Autumn,0 Jim Gudsen tells the story of his brother, Herkimer, a young Lutheran pastor. When Herkimer is defrocked for refusing to expel a gay couple from his flock, he founds a new church that draws in the disaffected, a noble if not particularly original plan. But Herkimer is "a special agent for God," a Christ-figure who is accidentally pierced too many times to count; Turrill brings him to life with humor and a lyrical style. His novel is essentially a philosophical and religious argument for tolerance and for leading a life inspired by grace, combining a liberalism reminiscent of the 1960s with Greek mythology to suggest the divine. It's a great follow-up for those legions of readers who loved John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany0 (1990). 0 --John Mort Copyright 2004 Booklist


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