Doyle adds to book list
Local author releases two new books
Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle has released two new books.
The first, titled So Very Much the Best of Us: Songs of Praise in Prose, is a collection of spiritual essays, published by ACTA Publications in Chicago. This book may leave some readers with the question, Is Brian Doyle the most passionate Catholic storyteller in America?
In this compilation of some of his best stories that have appeared in various publications throughout the world, Doyle explores the promise of Catholicism in America that he has experienced and observed from his childhood through today.
The second book, Reading in Bed is a collection of essays about reading and writing, many of which appeared in The Oregonians book section over recent years. The book is published by Corby Books based in Indiana and includes a forward by Oregonian reporter Jeff Baker.
Doyle is the author of several books, among them five collections of essays, two nonfiction books, including The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, two collections of proems, including Thirsty for the Joy: Australian & American Voices; and several novels, including Mink River, which was a selection for the Lake Oswego Reads program in 2012. His books have been finalists four times for the Oregon Book Award, and his essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Orion, The American Scholar and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have also been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science & Nature Writing and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Among various honors for his work is a Catholic Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The books are available online at Amazon.com.