Longing. Even casual readers of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction catch on quickly that her Catholic faith was never far away from her writing. Any reader can now see for oneself O’Connor’s longing for God, as expressed in her recently published work titled, A Prayer Journal. Inside both in typed form and manuscript are the prayers of O’Connor from 1947 and 1948 when she was a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. While I felt like I was invading her privacy by reading this journal, I found her prayers full of the same liveliness as her fiction. Any reader interested in either O’Connor or prayer will find something to like in this short book.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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