Michael Downing (Author)
November 17, 2009
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Michael Downing is the author of nine books, including the national bestseller Perfect Agreement; Breakfast with Scot, which was adapted as a feature film; Shoes Outside the Door: Desire, Devotion, and Excess at San Francisco Zen Center; and Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time. A frequent commentator in the national media on Congress and the clocks, he teaches creative writing at Tufts University.
Downing is better at writing about Shakers than Hawthorne or Melville . . . The feeling for the community and its members ring true. --New York Times Book Review Perfect Agreement is as artfully and solidly constructed as a Shaker table . . . Exquisite. --Newsday A novel of compassion and wit . . . Downing combines one man's tale of loss and acceptance, the lost rhythms of the Shaker world, and the delights of the English language. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)