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Paperback 6” x 9″
57 pages
ISBN 978-1-940244-51-8



by Anthony Dolan Scott

When faith informs notions of deity and eternity, that’s one thing. What if faith compels you to put your Florida home on the market and move to northern Maine, to be the pastor of a small but thriving church, and to be nearer family?

Then the housing bubble bursts.

Then God’s people prove to be fickle people.

Then your aging father, a pillar of piety, sins.

What do you do with that faith now?



ANTHONY DOLAN SCOTT teaches writing at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and has an MFA from Wilkes University. His poetry and fiction have been published in Echoes Magazine, Upcountry Literary Journal, the Star Herald and The Write Life. He finds the rivers and rocks, the dark spruce and white snow, all ideal settings for creating and plans to spend the rest of his life writing and teaching in Maine.