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About the author:
Author and historian Chuck Fager has been interested in Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, for decades. He began exploring this interest by writing fiction about Quakers in 1977. First short stories, and then two Quaker mystery novels.
When he began reading his stories to rapt audiences at a Quaker music camp annually after 1989, he resonated strongly to the atmosphere of creative exploration nurtured there. As his way of joining in, Chuck resolved to write a new story for the group each year. He has kept that vow almost without fail for the more than a quarter century he has been making these creative visits.
His Quaker stories range widely over the centuries of Quaker history and experience. Their witness against slavery, their efforts to stand for peace during wars, and even their own internal disagreements and schisms are all material for Chuck's fiction. Colorful and appealing characters, by no means all saints, are here too.
The stories are suitable for readers from middle school to adult.
Posies for Peg
Collected Quaker Stories
Author and historian Chuck Fager has been interested in Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, for decades. He began exploring this interest by writing stories about Quakers in 1977. Beginning in 1989, he was asked to read these and other stories to campers and adults at Friends Music Camp. He has been invited back to read more of his stories every summer since.
The camp gathers each July (or Seventh Month in Quaker argot) on the venerable campus of the Olney Friends School in Barnesville, Ohio. (That's where the scenes on the cover are from.)
The nineteen stories collected here are suitable for readers from middle school to adult. Drawn from events, real and imagined, from 1757 til 2007. They take readers on vivid journeys to a bakery in wartime Yorkshire, a romantic island off Old New England, a federal prison in Pennsylvania, CIA headquarters in northern Virginia, a city bus in San Francisco; and many more. They tell of love, war, slavery and freedom, devotion and division, even of a man with an extra hand.
Many characters that cross these pages are also imaginary, yet some familiar names appear also: John Woolman, Lucretia Mott, Elias Hicks - as well as Beethoven, Sherlock Holmes, and Pirates - the Pittsburgh Pirates.
What are Beethoven, Sherlock and Pirates doing in a book of Quaker stories?
There's only one way to find out, Friend.
Sit down, relax, and turn the page . . . .
- Publication Date:
- 1511985771 / 9781511985772
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Short Stories