Anatomy of a Miracle

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Price
$31.99
Publisher
Thorndike Press Large Print
Publish Date
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.4 X 8.6 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781432850197
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About the Author

JONATHAN MILES is the author of the novels Dear American Airlines and Want Not, both New York Times Notable Books. He is a former columnist for the New York Times, has served as a Contributing Editor to magazines ranging from Details to Field & Stream, and his journalism has been frequently anthologized in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Crime Writing. He is also the author of a book on fish and game cookery, The Wild Chef, and competed in the Dakar Rally, an off-road race through Africa.

Reviews

"Jonathan Miles has written a novel whose comic moments alone make it a wonderful read, but Anatomy of a Miracle quickly becomes so much more: an intense, and intensely profound, meditation on how an extraordinary event might test the limits of both scientific and religious belief.
What a superb writer; what a superb book."

RON RASH, New York Times bestselling author of Serena and Above the Waterfall
Praise for Anatomy of a Miracle

"Miles possesses a rare and admirable command of structure and style, shifting smoothly from Afghan patrol tactics to Catholic doctrine to neurological science; his sentences are thick with data, wittily delivered. ... An expertly shaped tale about faith in collision with contemporary American culture."
-- Kirkus (starred review)

"Vibrant, bustling, and humorous... Cleverly shaped as a journalistic report, and told in a style similar to that of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Ron Currie, Miles' tale offers a nuanced and endlessly entertaining exploration of the age-old debate between faith and reason."
-- Booklist

"Affecting."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Jonathan Miles has written a novel whose comic moments alone make it a wonderful read, but Anatomy of a Miracle quickly becomes so much more: an intense, and intensely profound, meditation on how an extraordinary event might test the limits of both scientific and religious belief. What a superb writer; what a superb book."
--RON RASH, New York Times bestselling author of Serena and Above the Waterfall

Praise for Dear American Airlines:

"Wildly entertaining...not just philosophically but emotionally rewarding."
--Richard Russo, New York Times Book Review

"This is writing that pulls no punches...There's a satirist's edge to [it], an over-the-top sensibility reminiscent of Tibor Fischer and John Kennedy Toole. Satire, to be sure, is part of the point, but Miles is after something bigger--a story of reconciliation, of redemption, of a character trying to become unstuck.
--David Ulin, Los Angeles Times

"A flinty, funny, irreverent, and heartbreaking first novel. The writing reminded me of brilliant, early-days Martin Amis--except with redemption and hope. It's not easy to write a book this good, but Jonathan Miles makes it seem effortless."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

"Miles is a rare original who has pity and sympathy for almost everybody. Bravo."
--Barry Hannah, author of Airships

"I loved this novel, which is strong medicine indeed."
--Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall

Praise for Want Not

"Well, I loved this book. I don't know if it helps you or anyone to delay that assessment, so I won't. Jonathan Miles can write, and here he's written a wonderful book, and there's no one I would not urge to read it...This is the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer who gets more fluid, more confident and seemingly more talented even within the book itself. As it progresses, Want Not so assuredly accumulates power and profundity and momentum that I read the last 200 pages without pause."
--Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review

"Immensely satisfying...while [Mr. Miles] is presumably capable of writing a bad sentence, he doesn't do so here, despite the big swings he often takes with his prose...gripping and memorable." --New York Times

"With a light Midas touch, Miles turns all the glut and ache of late America into pure gold...Read this book. It is warm, complex, comic, honest, and never flinching. Want Not wastes not a word, while its pleasures are endless."
--Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

"A powerful, blisteringly funny novel...Miles mines the depths of waste so artfully that by the end of this extraordinary novel, we're left with the suspicion that redemption may well be no more, and no less, than an existential salvage operation."
--Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk