“Your faith has made you whole.” In this issue, our contributors explore what it means to long for wholeness in a fragmented world. They show us how to hope for reunion, to weep over severance, and to find beauty in the middle.
We search for wholeness at the harbor of St. Paul’s, in a field of blackbirds, in the silences between estranged couples. We look at the complicated union between life and death in everyday experiences: in meals, in the backyard, on the highway. And through it all, our contributors teach us what it means for faith to make us whole.
FEATURING John Blair, Joseph Celizic, Melissa Weinman, Ann Swindell + 2015 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize judged by Larry Woiwode