Grace Notes

Grace Notes

BrianDoyle / Sep 19, 2019

Grace Notes Brian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories Doyle writes about his discovery of the incarnated Spirit of God every time h

  • Title: Grace Notes
  • Author: BrianDoyle
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  • Brian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories Doyle writes about his discovery of the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of aBrian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories Doyle writes about his discovery of the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith, his family, his community, and his church, even with all their warts and failings Hence the beautiful Argentine tree frog that graces the cover Be prepared to take a beautiful, breathtaking, tear jerking ride on some of the most accomplished, outside the box writing you ve ever read.

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        Doyle s essays and poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper s, The American Scholar, Orion, Commonweal, and The Georgia Review, among other magazines and journals, and in The Times of London, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Kansas City Star, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Ottawa Citizen, and Newsday, among other newspapers He is a book reviewer for The Oregonian and a contributing essayist to both Eureka Street magazine and The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia.Doyle s essays have also been reprinted in the Best American Essays anthologies of 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2005 in Best Spiritual Writing 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2005 and in Best Essays Northwest 2003 and in a dozen other anthologies and writing textbooks.As for awards and honors, he has three startling children, an incomprehensible and fascinating marriage, and he was named to the 1983 Newton Massachusetts Men s Basketball League all star team, and that was a really tough league.Doyle has delivered many dozens of peculiar and muttered speeches and lectures and rants about writing and stuttering grace at a variety of venues, among them Australian Catholic University and Xavier College both in Melbourne, Australia , Aquinas Academy in Sydney, Australia Washington State, Seattle Pacific, Oregon, Utah State, Concordia, and Marylhurst universities Boston, Lewis Clark, and Linfield colleges the universities of Utah, Oregon, Pittsburgh, and Portland KBOO radio Portland , ABC and 3AW radio Australia the College Theology Society National Public Radio s Talk of the Nation, and in the PBS film Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero 2002.Doyle is a native of New York, was fitfully educated at the University of Notre Dame, and has been a magazine and newspaper journalist in Portland, Boston, and Chicago for than twenty years He and his family live in Portland, Oregon.


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    1. So here’s where I try to “review” this collection of Brian Doyle essays. These essays are sharp, roomy, poignant, commonplace, apt, wild, grandfatherly, cool, funny, woolly, eye-opening, eye-closing, hysterical, familiar, tickling. Please indulge my attempt at a Brian Doyle–esque exercise. I was genuinely moved by this collection. I had little tiny post-its to mark the essays and lines that I particularly liked…and then I realized that just about every other essay was marked. Hardly a [...]


    2. I'm surprised to say that this was the worst book I've ever (tried to) read. I've read some pretty bad books in my day, but they almost always have one or two redeeming qualities, and I'm not one to give up on a book without finishing. This is the first exception.I simply could not bring myself to keep reading this. I found Doyle's writing style to be unnecessarily complicated, and I had to stop and study almost every sentence one by one. After investing all of that work, I was disheartened to r [...]


    3. 37 short stories or essays. Each points out that every day we meet the wonderful, the amazing, the inexplicable, the miraculous. But most of us, especially me, don't notice or care about these ridiculous gifts. " I know very well that brooding misshapen evil is everywhere, in the brightest houses and the most cheerful denials, in what we do and what we fail to do, and I know all to well that the story of the world is entropy, things fly apart, we sicken, we fail, we grow weary, we divorce, we ar [...]


    4. How can I do an unbiased review when Brian Doyle is one of my literary heroes and when he’s currently fighting a malignant brain tumor? I can’t. I love this book, which is full of little stories, philosophy, prose poetry, and faith. I love the cover, I love the stories, I love the gratitude that he includes in his acknowledgements. Do I occasionally wish he would write shorter sentences and shorter paragraphs so a reader could catch a breath? Yes. Do I wonder how come he can publish these ut [...]


    5. Summer bingo-With an Ugly Cover-The toad on the cover might be considered ugly, but I think Brian Doyle's essays are lovely and look forward to poring over this collection. I found that I couldn't rush reading this collection of essays, I needed to sit still for a while after reading each one. I couldn't choose a favorite, they were all wonderful.


    6. A book of short essays by Catholic writer Brian Doyle. These were my favorites, in descending order:1) "A Note On Pornography"2) "A Child Is Not a Furniture"3) "The Next Eleven Minutes"4) "Rec League"5) "On Miraculousness"


    7. I loved this collection of short essays and its breadth of subject matter. Doyle is the master of the adjective-riddled run-on sentence, and he can get away with so much by virtue of the sheer genius of his writing.


    8. Nobody writes like Doyle. Nobody. I used to wonder if there were still writers who would flip me on my head the way Duncan, Dillard, and Vonnegut did when I first encountered them. I wondered if you had to be 17-21 to feel that rush. I don't wonder about that anymore.


    9. Doyle writes like no other. His run-on sentences and jagged style takes some getting used to. I love it. These essays cover marriage and basketball, prayer and bullets. Jump right in.




    10. Doyle does it again. The man never ceases to amaze me with his words, which always probe at deep truths stitched on every human heart. Favorite essays from their collection include: A Sin, Advice To My Son, The Senator, A Child is not a Furniture, A Note on Pornography, Irreconcilable Dissonance, The Terrible Brilliance, and a Note on Power.


    11. Beautiful in a way that I can't describe. I don't know the words. I sense that what Brian Doyle is writing is deeply meaningful and important, but in my first read-through I've barely scratched the surface.


    12. Grace Notes is the perfect title for this collection of stories. They are absolutely full of grace and God's presence - as seen through the eyes of Brian Doyle. And Doyle sees God in even the most unlikely places. This is heart-warming and soul-stirring writing.


    13. It’s 5:59 a.m. on a Wednesday and I’m reading and laughing aloud at one end of the house, trying not to stir Sleeping Beauty at the other end.Five days later, at 6:05 a.m instant replay.Brian Doyle is to blame.“Grace Notes,” his new collection of stories, is his weapon.This is writing to savor in the silence and holiness before the rest of the world wakens.Goodness the man can write.Lord he can tell a story.In “Grace Notes” Doyle tells 37 of them, about himself, about his family, abo [...]


    14. Brian Doyle's Grace Notes is a fantastic collection of nonfiction pieces (I guess you would call them essays) tracing manifestations of holiness in family, love, friendships, acquaintanceships, religions, current events, and just about every other aspect of life each of us goes through. Though technically they're essays, they're written as though he's just sitting on the couch with you after dinner, chatting about funny and crazy and horrific and magical things that have happened to him and you [...]


    15. Grace Notes preserves Brian Doyle's emotional voice. As a speaker, his tone is forceful and passionate, giving his thoughts and feelings and observations of the world while simultaneously calling you to action to feel these things, too. Grace Notes deals with a lot of the nuances of relationships, a theme in his writing. He discusses being a parent and making mistakes, being a husband, being a follower of God. One of my favorite essays in Grace Notes is called Cool Things. Cool Things is a colle [...]


    16. Brian Doyle's writing reminds me of Annie Dillard: wordy, lyrical, breathless with awe. He writes: "Look, I know very well that brooding misshapen evil is everywhere, in the brightest houses and the most cheerful denials, in what we do and what we have failed to do, and I know all too well that the story of the world is entropy, things fly apart, we sicken, we fail, we grow weary, we divorce, we are hammered and hounded by loss and accidents and tragedies. But I also know, with all my hoary mudd [...]


    17. "I believe with all my hoary heart that stories save lives, and the telling and hearing of them is a holy thing, powerful far beyond our ken, sacramental, crucial, nutritious; without the sea of stories in which we swim we would wither and die; we are here for each other, to touch and to be touched, to lose our tempers and beg for forgiveness, to listen and to tell, to hail and farewell, to laugh and to snarl, to use words as knives and caresses, to puncture lies and to heal what is broken."Wow. [...]


    18. I JUST finished Grace Notes by Brian Doyle, literally just finished the last page and set it down on my desk and sat back in my chair and sighed that long, contented, choked up sigh of YES. This! "ter fifty years, I am absolutely sure what I am supposed to do: sense stories, catch some by their brilliant tails as they rocket by, carve and sculpt them into arrows, and fire them into the hearts of as many people as I can reach on this bruised and blessed planet. That's all. That's enough."Yes.I've [...]


    19. I really was captivated by Doyle's Mink River and was, therefore, very excited to read a book of his essays. I was ultimately as disappointed with it as I was taken with Mink River. There were some brief moments which made me reach for a pen to take a note, but for the most part for me it seemed he was just trying too hard to be clever and soul searchingly honest or too often cloyingly sweet and sensitive. I notice that other readers were attracted to his charms. Unfortunately I wasn't. And for [...]


    20. This book was recommended as highly popular with men. Since I was in the process of picking a book for our men's [spiritual] gathering this summer, I started reading Doyle's book with anticipation in the hopes that my search would come to an end.I need to keep searching.Doyle's run-on style of writing distracted from his spiritual ends. And not only do you get run-on sentences but they are replete with a litany of seemingly unrelated topics. Perhaps there are spiritual gems in the book [somewher [...]


    21. A mixed bag of essays and stories from his life. Personal, yet I felt a distance from it, and also not in sync with the moralizing that seems inevitable to be passing judgment, loving judgment but still looking at people through the lens of his own religious tenets. Some of the writing was repetitive, I wanted a fuller flower of language to emerge. His book Mink River shows that flowering so remarkably, I couldn't help but be disappointed that this one did not quite deliver up to the same standa [...]


    22. I think I gave Brian Doyle's two novels - Mink River and The Plover - five stars. If I didn't I should have - he writes marvelously. What he might be better known for are simply his stories, his essays, of which Grace Notes is compiled. Doyle's thoughts/words/stories make me smile, chuckle, laugh, weep, nod my head vigorously and say 'exactly so!' They make me look into myself and want to be a better person. He has exactly the perfect word even if it is one he makes up himself. His books, includ [...]


    23. I read this book because the author was highly recommended by Sonja Livingston (Queen of the Fall; Ghostbread). The essays are strong. At times I felt an undercurrent agenda that spoiled the reading experience just a bit for me. The author has a right to his agenda, but that's not the kind of essay writing I enjoy most. Honest reflection without making a religious or political point moves me more than manipulation toward a specific conclusion. All in all, beautiful, strong writing. Catholics esp [...]


    24. Brian Doyle is a great writer. Different than any I've read before, but he definitely got my attention. I loved how short and succinct each essay was (not longer than a page or two, or a two and a half pages). He has some neat ideas, and a way of saying something that makes you all bubbly inside. My favorite being "sidelong glances from someone you love" in the essay "Cool Things." For more on that rather vague and abstract statement, read the book! Or just read that essay, it's posted on my blo [...]


    25. Another heart-rending, lovely read by Brian Doyle. I can already think of five people I'll be giving this to in 2012. I am so enamored of Doyle's voice and his wise, joyful reflections on faith, family, grace, God, and life. This book has made me reconsider my religion as relevant again. I kid you not. It has also given me the most poetic image of Jesus I've ever encountered: "the gaunt dusty man with starlight in his veins."


    26. Special moments of being touch by the beauty and pain and joy of life. The writing is both lyrical and truthful. It could be a moment of prayer or laughter,gratitude or memory bringing. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a moment's break. Each story or essay is worthy of spending time on. You might be tempted to read it I. One sitting, but take time to savour.


    27. Doyle is an observant writer who can make a whole story out of a little boy he passes on the beach. He has a personal touch to his writing that draws the reader in. Though a highly moral writer, at times he bordered on cheesy, but not often. His prose is wonderfully clear and his themes are uplifting. A good read.


    28. Brian Doyle is a great write. His novel Mink River was excellent. This is a small book of short snapshots, not exactly stories. Heavy on religion, Catholicism specifically, but also universally. (don't shy away because of that) There was a lot of good in here, with a couple of things I really disliked. Overall though, an interesting read with some great snippets. I hope he writes another novel.


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