Afterlives of the Saints - Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey’s Afterlives of the Saints (Unbridled, $24.95) is an intelligent, engaging introduction to the strangest of Catholic saints. From the most extreme ascetics, like Saint Simeon—said to have lived on a pillar for almost forty years—to the way one becomes the patron saint of barbeques (hint: it involves a fire, a martyr, and a grill), Dickey’s interwoven essays examine the origin stories of a handful of saints and how their myths have evolved over the centuries. Dickey is deliciously witty and insightful, and his cast is not only sacred but infinitely entertaining.
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ISBN: 9781609530723
Availability: Backordered
Published: Unbridled Books - June 12th, 2012

God's Hotel - Victoria Sweet

In God’s Hotel (Riverhead, $27.95), her evocative, unvarnished, and brilliant writing debut, doctor and medical historian Victoria Sweet traces her evolution as a medical practitioner caring for society’s poorest and most downtrodden. Her experiences as a physician at one of America’s last almshouses, along with her studies of pre-modern medicine, challenge us to consider more honestly how the essence of diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients is too often devalued by modern medicine. Told through the stories of her patients, God’s Hotel is at once deeply personal, highly entertaining, and above all, important.

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ISBN: 9781594486548
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 2nd, 2013