[percy-l] Re: A handsome new book

Nikkibar at aol.com Nikkibar at aol.com
Tue Apr 1 16:41:19 EST 2003

Dear List,

Farrar Strauss and Giroux has just published The Life You save May be Your 
Own, by Paul Elie. It is truly a handsome volume and well worth the price to 
anyone interested in the Percy Canon. The book compares and delves into the 
work of Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, Dorothy Day and Walker with the 
tenderest of loving care. 

Paul is one of the younger editors at FS&G and a delightful fellow. I met him 
last year and we toured the Percy haunts about Covington including the 
cemetery at the Abbey where Walker is buried. 

I think that this book will be requisite to anyone's work who is doing 
scholarship on Walker's oeuvre along with the Tolson and Samway bios and the 


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