The Siniari Collection (Big in Heaven, Secret Turning)

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Includes the first two short story collections from Stephen Siniari.

Big in Heaven: A Collection of Short Stories

"[These] stories begin to paint a new kind of Icon, that of a truly American Orthodox Christian, of regular people simply trying to be or tragically rejecting being regular human beings, the kind of people perhaps never even imagined by most American readers. . . . The stories break the mold of what a religious or non-religious story ought to be. They are not moralistic, nor are they irreverent in their honest portrayal of the realities of life in the Church. Rather they are just good, honest stories, and in being this they are sacramental, conveying and holding together elements of life that are seemingly disparate." (from the Foreword)

Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes convicting, these stories of life in an inner-city immigrant Orthodox parish are guaranteed to shake your assumptions and make you see your life and faith in a new way. They are not for the faint of heart—but they are very much for all who want to embrace the truth more fully. (Fiction for adults.)

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Secret Turning: A Collection of Short Stories

In this follow-up volume to Big in Heaven, stories of life at St. Alexander the Whirling Dervish parish continue. Gather with the boys at Shooky's Taproom or hang out in the church hall with the Teuta Ladies Baking Society and catch up on all the gossip about Father Naum and his friends and parishioners as their lives unfold in struggles, hope, temptations, faith, and love. You'll come away seeing your own life and those around you with new, more compassionate eyes.

LOOK INSIDE... Secret Turning: A Collection of Short Stories

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