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by Mary Potter Engel

Free eBook Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry download ISBN: 1582432643
Author: Mary Potter Engel
Publisher: Counterpoint (April 21, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
Size MP3: 1330 mb
Size FLAC: 1167 mb
Rating: 4.4
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54 22. Personal Name: Engel, Mary Potter. Publication, Distribution, et. New York Geographic Name: South Carolina Social life and customs Fiction. Download Strangers and sojourners : stories from the lowcountry Mary Potter Engel.

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In strongly-voiced stories the inhabitants of Coosawaw County - black and white, Jewish and Christian, gay, transgendered, and straight, poor and middle-class - bump up against one another, trying to cope with racial, gender, economic, religious and others, less effable, differences.

Engel can move from voice to voice as easilyâ?"and as quicklyâ?"as someone spinning an AM radio dial. Everything in this story rings true for me, from the characters to the situations to the hidden diversity of a small town

Engel can move from voice to voice as easilyâ?"and as quicklyâ?"as someone spinning an AM radio dial. You thinkin' my mama went fishin' in her Bible with a blind finger and caught a name for me, ain't you?" declares a 114-year-old woman in the first story, Queen Esther Coosawaw. Everything in this story rings true for me, from the characters to the situations to the hidden diversity of a small town. This is a book that I used to read at least annually, until I lost my copy.

Queen Esther Coosawaw - You got to learn how to read things right - All that we need - Let them big animals come back - Lowcountry cold - Why - A soldiers disease - Rat - Who calls each one by name - Philosophy of education - Unnatural acts.

Queen Esther Coosawaw - You got to learn how to read things right - All that we need - Let them big animals come back - Lowcountry cold - Why - A soldiers disease - Rat - Who calls each one by name - Philosophy of education - Unnatural acts - Redeeming.

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Strangers and sojourners. Stories from the Low Country. by Mary Potter Engel. Engel writes with passion and grace but clobbers readers over the head with message. The result is easier to admire than enjoy. Pub Date: May 15th, 2004.

For readers of Allan Gurganus and John Kennedy Toole, stories set in a small Southern town where a young Jewish doctor tries to bring compassion and science to a cast of misfits, loners, and eccentrics.

Counterpoint, 2004 - 222 sayfa. Struggling to wrest meaning from the tragic events of their lives, these characters create unorthodox views of God, the world, and justice, simply as a way to survive. Their stories revolve around an outsider, Dr. Jake Reuben, who during his stay in Coosawaw County is educated by the Lowcountry people into a new way of healing, and who learns that the benefits of a small measure of respect far exceed the contents of his medical bag. Full of surprises, humor, compassion, and wisdom, Strangers an.

Stories from the Lowcountry. MARY POTTER ENGEL holds a P. in Christian Theology from the University of Chicago and was for years a tenured professor of theology. April 13, 2004 Hardcover . x ., 240 Pages ISBN 9781582432649. A clear, evocative writer. She is the author of A Woman of Salt and lives in Shoreline, Washington, with her family.

For readers of Allan Gurganus and John Kennedy Toole, stories set in a small Southern town where a young Jewish doctor tries to bring compassion and science to a cast of misfits, loners, and eccentrics. A one-hundred-and-fourteen-year-old woman living alone, a deaf recluse, a Jewish alligator hunter and his New York wife, a gay African-American drummer, a woman accused of poisoning her husband, a homeless, transgendered person, a woman scarred by a dog attack, a Jewish shopkeeper with unfulfilled aspirations, a wife with an AIDS-afflicted husband--these are a few of the characters in these twenty-one linked stories from the diverse and vital rural culture of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Struggling to wrest meaning from the tragic events of their lives, these characters create unorthodox views of God, the world, and justice, simply as a way to survive. Their stories revolve around an outsider, Dr. Jake Reuben, who during his stay in Coosawaw County is educated by the Lowcountry people into a new way of healing, and who learns that the benefits of a small measure of respect far exceed the contents of his medical bag. Full of surprises, humor, compassion, and wisdom, Strangers an