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Carlene Bauer

Carlene Bauer is the author of the novel Frances and Bernard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) and the memoir Not That Kind of Girl (Harper, 2010). Her writing has appeared in n+1, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, Salon, and Elle.


5 Books on Faith and Fiction

May 20, 2014

Editor's note: As a complement to her piece in our Spring 2014 issue, "A Difficult Balance," Carlene Bauer offers these five books on faith and fiction.   Everything That Rises Must Convergeby Flannery O’Connor What is there to say? She [...]


A Difficult Balance

Spring 2014 | Essays

Educated to think critically at all times, I’m hesitant to announce a lingering curiosity about the possible existence of a benevolent, miraculous beyond. If you describe yourself as a thinking person, it’s hard to speak of sensing an outside force moving through you.