Simple Gifts: The Hymns of My Life, A Memoir (Paperback)

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Simple Gifts: The Hymns of My Life, A Memoir (Paperback)


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In this edition of Simple Gifts, you will find it fully updated with a new introduction and conversation with the author.

Honors: Poets & Writers/Barnes & Noble Writers For Writers Award 2006

In a world of internet friendships, far-flung families, and a growing sense of alienation in American life, Bill Henderson tells the story of how he found community and joyful camaraderie through the singing of old-fashioned hymns in a small wood framed country church.
Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives on Long Island and In Maine where he runs the Pushcart bookstore – “the world’s smallest bookstore.”
Product Details ISBN: 9798985469745
Publisher: Pushcart Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Powerful… thoughtful consideration of Henderson’s life and the role hymns played in it.
— Publishers Weekly

…you will love this book.
— Peter Gomes, Memorial Church, - Harvard University

I love your book. It is wholehearted, goodhearted and extraordinarily moving to me and I’m sure to anybody who treasures the best of the old hymns.

— Wendell Berry