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Doyle adds to book list

Local author releases two new books

Doyle is the author of many books, including five collections of essays, two nonfiction books including The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and several novels, including Mink River, The Plover and Martin Martin.

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle has released two new books.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Brian Doyle has release So Very Much the Best of Us: Songs of Praise and Prose, a collection of spiritual essays.

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.

Doyles second new release is titled Reading in Bed. It is considered a must for real book lovers.

The second book, “Reading in Bed” is a collection of essays about reading and writing, many of which appeared in The Oregonian’s 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,” “Harper’s,” “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.