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House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home

  • Author:Mark Richard
  • Publisher:Anchor
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:Ctown Books and More
  • Sales Rank:692,055
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:224
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:February 14, 2012
  • ISBN:140007777X
  • EAN:9781400077779
  • ASIN:140007777X
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Synopsis

Crippled by deformed hips as a child, Mark Richard was told he would spend his adult life in a wheelchair. The son of an unpredictable, violent father and a mother who sought inner peace through scripture, Richard spent his bedridden childhood in the company of books. As a young man, he set out to experience as much of the world as possible before his hips failed him. He spent years doing odd jobs and getting into trouble, grappling throughout with his faith and his calling, before winning a national fiction contest and launching an extraordinary writing career.
 
In this irresistible blend of history, travelogue, and personal reflection, Richard draws a remarkable portrait of a writer’s struggle with his faith, the evolution of his art, and the recognition of one’s singularity in the face of painful disability.


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