David Hollander is the author of the novel L.I.E., a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous print and online forums, including McSweeneys, Agni, Post Road, The New York Times Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Collagist, Unsaid, The Black Warrior Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Gastronomica. His work has been adapted for film and frequently anthologized, most recently in Best American Fantasy. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, the writer Margaret Hundley Parker, and their two children.
This post is part of our month-long series featuring different ways that parents of various religions have talked to their kids about God.
Our Lady of Loretto--the local Roman Catholic church--is…within shouting distance of our home, and we walk by its sunlit, red-brick façade most mornings, admiring what my 6-year-old girl Percy calls the "sculpture" of Christ dead on the cross. Most of Percy's friends attend services at one of our small town's four churches--in fact sometimes we see a few of them shuffling into… >> Read More