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The Canisius College community is invited to join the next gathering of the Jesuit Book Club when it meets on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Book Club facilitators Nick Ripatrazone, Mike Jordan Laskey and America Magazine Executive Editor Kerry Weber will host a lively conversation about the latest book club selection One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder by the late Brian Doyle.

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From a “born storyteller” (Seattle Times), this playful and moving bestselling book of essays invites readers into the miraculous and transcendent moments of everyday life.

When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of 60, following a diagnosis of brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the 21st century. Doyle writes with a delightful sense of wonder about the sanctity of everyday things, and about love and connection in all their forms: spiritual love, brotherly love, romantic love and even the love of a nine-foot sturgeon.

At a moment when the world can sometimes feel darker than ever, Doyle’s writing, which constantly evokes the humor and bliss that life affords, is a balm. His essays manage to find, again and again, exquisite beauty in the quotidian, whether it’s the awe of a child the first time she hears a river, or a husband’s whiskers that a grieving widow misses seeing in her sink every morning. Through Doyle’s eyes, nothing is dull.

Join the ongoing conversation in the Jesuit Book Club Facebook group.

The Jesuit Book Club is sponsored by the Jesuit Conference Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director,  Mission & Identity