The Son of Laughter   -     By: Frederick Buechner
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HarperOne / 1994 / Paperback

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(PUBHarperCollins)"1994 Critics' Choice in Fiction,"---Christianity Today. "An extraordinary novel about the life of Jacob that never loses sight of the characters or the story. Impeccable artistry,"---Christian Century. 274 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0062501178
ISBN-13: 9780062501172
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Publisher's Description

Rich in family drama, passion, and human affinity, critically acclaimed author Frederick Buechner's contemporary retelling of this captivating and timeless biblical saga revitalizes the ancient story of Jacob, delighted our senses and modern sensibilities and gracing us with his exceptional eloquence and wit.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

“With profound intelligence, Buechner’s novel does what the finest, most appealing literature does: It displays and illumines the seemingly unrelated mysteries of human character and ultimate ideas.”
“The Bible’s account of Jacob is a pungent seed found in a tomb. Frederick Buechner has planted it and the result is this beautiful swaying tree of a book.”
“This is an extraordinary novel that demonstrates both the truth of fiction and Buechner’s superb ability to offer it.”
“A masterpiece.”
“One of our most original storytellers.”

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 25, 2002
    Rick Miller
    The first time I read this novel, I was in a dry period in my life. God reached into my heart right through the pages. It was one of the few times in my life when I experienced a novel rather than merely reading it. Buechner transform his readers into the heart of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's story. We get inside their skin and find our own sinfulness and God's grace which greater than all our sins. What an awesome book!
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