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Well, the plaudits for Flannery O'Connor's forthcoming prayer journal keep pouring in. Yesterday, at the library I picked up the November issue of Book Page which contains a very positive review of A Prayer Journal by Kelly Blewett. In her column Ms. Blewett notes the brevity of the book, but admits that isn't a "drawback" because "the material that is here is well worth reading." While I've read excerpts from the journal elsewhere, I loved the quip from Flannery in an entry dated September, 1947: "Today I have proved myself a glutton - for Scotch, oatmeal cookies and erotic thought." Great zinger, especially for those who are tempted to turn O'Connor into an alabaster saint. By the way, A Prayer Journal will be released in 11 days. You can be sure that we will have plenty of copies for sale in our gift shop.