Listening Against the Stone: Meditations

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Listening Against the Stone brings together selections spanning the breadth of the work of Brenda Miller, including six essays that have won the Pushcart Prize. These deeply personal essays paint a picture of how her sense of spirituality has evolved and shifted through the years: always rooted in a strong desire for connection. Together, they tell the story of a single woman her way, stumbling but always seeking out touchstones--a dog, a friend, a painting, a tree--to help her gain her true bearings.

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Brenda Miller is the award-winning author of Blessing of the Animals and Season of the Body, and co-author of Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction. She is a professor of English at Western Washington University and serves as editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review. Miller lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her dog Abbe and cat Madrona, both of whom are acting as muses for her next book

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Beautifully observed and rendered, one by one and taken together, Brenda Miller's essays delight, transport, inspire, connect us to the world, and then back to ourselves. This is one of those books you read through in one sitting, then keep close at hand, sustenance for the head and the heart.
--Dinah Lenney, author of Bigger than Life

In Listening Against the Stone, Brenda Miller offers a captivating account of one woman's evolving and eclectic spiritual path. The gift here is that she invites us along, offering a set of stunningly-beautiful essays and a voice like none other: sweet, joyful, wise, heart-breaking, and always honest and true.

        --Dinty W. Moore

Brenda Miller is a modern contemplative, weaving the essential longings of the heart into ordinary, very human struggles.  With lyricism and grace, Miller demonstrates for us what Rilke meant by "living the questions."
--Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, author of Home, Hardwood, and Holiness

Her twenty-three carefully curated, yet never contrived essays make up a stunning mosaic, pieced together not perfectly, but as an intricately compassionate offering: each tiny, loving, and whole piece is a crucial part of the bigger puzzle.
                             --Lisa Romeo, Foreword Reviews

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