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Some Bore Gifts: Short Fiction Reading with A. G. Harmon

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Columbus School of Law Courtroom - The Catholic University of America

3600 John McCormack Drive Northeast

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All are invited to join the CUA Contemporary Catholic Writers Group for a reading and discussion with fiction writer and CUA law school professor A. G. Harmon. Book signing to follow!

A.G. Harmon’s Some Bore Gifts is an eclectic collection of stories spanning the traditional to the satirical, with a kaleidoscope of viewpoints and characters that includes tree cutters, department store pianists, museum guides, physicians, florists, actresses, bank managers, junk salesmen, personal trainers, and English professors. Harmon’s depiction of the disenfranchised and the socially poised are equally spellbinding, as are his vivid scenes of both the quotidian and the aberrant. This captivating book challenges and entertains from start to finish.

"A.G. Harmon is that rare thing, a writer who loves his characters without idolizing them. In prose that is alternately crystalline and gritty, he shows how a heart in hiding can be brought back to life through a chance encounter with another. Some Bore Gifts are stories that track the movement from despair to hope, loss to restitution, the seemingly random steps we take along the road of grace. Harmon's consummate storytelling makes us believe in, not only the resilience, but also the essential grandeur of the human spirit."
-- Suzanne M. Wolfe, author of The Confessions of X

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A.G. Harmon's fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Triquarterly, the Antioch Review, Shenandoah, the Bellingham Review, St. Katherine Review, Image, and Commonweal, among others. His fiction won the 2001 Peter Taylor Prize (A House All Stilled, University of Tennessee Press, 2002) and was the runner-up for the 2007 William Faulkner Prize for the Novel. His academic work, Eternal Bonds, True Contracts: Law and Nature in Shakespeare's Problem Plays was published by SUNY Press. He was a 2003 Walter Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He grew up on horse-and-cattle farms in Mississippi and Tennessee. Currently, he teaches at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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