Tag: Anthony Doerr

About Fatherhood

I finished About Grace by Anthony Doerr last night. It is a marvelous book. Obviously, it explores ideas of fate and destiny and the future and time, asking: Does the future have a hold on us? How does the past define us? What are we to do with the present? The book’s more subtle themes include love, forgiveness, extremity, the…

Doubt and Belief and Love

I continue to spend my late nights with David Winkler, the main character of Anthony Doerr’s About Grace. It is a marvelous book, with numerous crests and troughs, like the waves of the Caribbean Sea, which surround David for years. Right now, I’m at a point in the book in which the story is climbing to some sort of resolution.…

It is Finished

I hesitated for a moment before typing up that title, feeling almost blasphemous for exploiting Jesus’ last words on the Cross, but after some consideration, it feels right to leave them. Last night, I read through to the end of Wise Blood. I think, more than anything, I was happy to have it behind me so I could start in…