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Fellowship of the Book: T. M. Doran's Toward the Gleam (Review)

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Christmas is upon us, and Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie has recently premiered, which reminds me of a great book I've been meaning to recommend. Anyone looking for a Christmas gift for fans of Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth should take a look at T. M. Doran's novel, Toward the Gleam (from Ignatius Press , available in hardback, ereader, and audio editions; get the Kindle version from Amazon .) It is both an homage to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and a gripping tale in its own right. The makers of the book's trailer definitely wanted to draw attention to the connection between Doran's novel and Tolkien's. The cover art design for the book should also remind readers of LOTR. Toward the Gleam 's cover was designed by John Herreid and executed by a wonderful Catholic artist, Daniel Mitsui . You can see that it incorporates some of the design elements from the well-known covers of the 1986 Houghton Mifflin edition (below), such as the r

Why Civil Society Needs Great Stories

Members of the Dallas Chapter of the
Saint Thomas More Society, with
local bishops after the annual Red Mass.
About a month ago, I presented an address to the local Saint Thomas More Society entitled "Literature and the Moral Imagination, or Why Civil Society Needs Great Stories." This blog was instrumental in getting me the invitation to speak to this group of Catholic lawyers, and the talk I gave drew together a number of things I've discussed here, so I thought I would give the text of the lecture a permanent home here. You can find it by clicking the "Literature and the Moral Imagination" tab at the top of this page. Or just click this link.

Let me know what you think!

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  1. Hi Lisa,
    I found you through the Catholic Bloggers page over on Facebook. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. As you can see, I've been taking a break from blogging (but not from reading!) the past few months, while I labor to bring draft 3 of my novel to light. I will be done with that soon, and then will take time for other things, such as posting here about things I've been reading. If you subscribe to the blog, you'll know when that happens.

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