Archive for July 29, 2009

The National Book Award Winner, Let the Great World Spin Selected at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marymount Manhattan College

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Winner, 2009 National Book Award for Fiction
A 2009 New York Times Notable Book
A 2009 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection 

Let the Great World Spin is a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s, written by acclaimed, award-winning author Colum McCann.  The book has been selected for Southwest Minnesota State University’s American Literature Survey course and Marymount Manhattan College’s Writing New York course.

For more information on the book and author appearances, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

July 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Scott Hahn’s Catholic Bible Dictionary Chosen at St. John Vianney Seminary

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The Catholic Bible Dictionary is an unparalleled reference source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics, students, as well as anyone interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Catholic Bible Dictionary answers the urgent need for a generally accessible resource deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition. It will be of great help to Catholics in broadening and deepening the familiarity with the Bible they already possess through the regular readings in the liturgy. Particularly helpful are the clear overviews of each book of the Bible that will allow readers to place the selections they hear at mass in their proper context.”
—Dr. Michael Waldstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University and translator of Pope John Paul II’s Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body

St. John Vianney Seminary’s Catholic Bible School has selected Scott Hahn’s Catholic Bible Dictionary for its fall 2009 and spring 2010 Bible Studies course.

For official author website, click here.

Order an exam copy here.

July 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment


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