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Grace Notes: Audiobook

Be prepared to take a beautiful, breathtaking, tear-jerking ride on some of the most accomplished, out-of-the-box stories you've ever heard. Award-winning book, Grace Notes, is now available as an Audio book, as read by actor, Frank Gaughan.

ISBN: 978-0-87946-501-8

- Subtitle: Audio Book
- Product #: 435
- Format: 2 CD Set
- Page Count: 100 minutes total running time
- Pub. Date: January 2013
- Publisher: ACTA Publications

Price: $14.95
Brian Doyle, the editor of the award-winning Portland Magazine, has written a bestselling and critically acclaimed collection of stories about discovering the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things.
In this new two-Cd set, Chicago actor Frank Gaughan reads 15 of these stories, which capture the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves this faith, his family, his community, and his church, even with all their warts and failings. (Hence the beautiful Argentine tree frog that graces the cover.) Be prepared to take a beautiful, breathtaking, tear-jerking ride on some of the most accomplished, outside-the-box stories you've ever heard. 
Stories include:
  • Advice to My Son

  • The Senator

  • [Silence]

  • Their Thin Bony Shoulders

  • The Next 11 Minutes

  • Rec League 

  • The Knock

  • A Sin

  • Why Do We Say One Thing

  • The You of You

  • A Note on Pornography

  • The Terrible Balance

  • Six Women

  • What If?

  • What Am I Doing Here?

Brian Doyle


Brian Doyle is a hirsute shambling shuffling mumbling grumbling muttering muddled maundering meandering male being who edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon – the best university magazine in America, according to Newsweek, and "the best spiritual magazine in the country," according to author Annie Dillard, clearly a woman of surpassing taste and discernment.

Doyle is the author of many books, among them: five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the "muddles & musics of the heart"), and two collections of "proems," most recently Thirsty for the Joy: Australian & American Voices. His novel Mink River will be published in October of 2010 by Oregon State University Press.

Doyle’s books have four times been finalists for the Oregon Book Award, and his essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have also been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science & Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Among various honors for his work is a Catholic Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and, mysteriously, a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His greatest accomplishments are that a riveting woman said yup when he mumbled a marriage proposal, that the Coherent Mercy then sent them three lanky snotty sneery testy sweet brilliant nutty muttering children in skin boats from the sea of the stars, and that he made the all-star team in a Boston men’s basketball league that was a really tough league, guys drove the lane in that league they lost fingers, man, one time a guy drove to the basket and got hit so hard his right arm fell off but he was lefty and hit both free throws, so there you go.

Photo credit: Jerry Hart.