They came from far and wide to see the Holy Man, to find new direction in their lives. They walked away freed from everyday anxiety and forever changed by simple words of wisdom so powerful, yet so universal, that their stories are an inspiration to us all. The Holy Man, an acclaimed national bestseller and beautiful piece of inspirational fiction, is a warm and witty collection of modern fables reflecting on the human search for happiness.
Susan Trott is the author of a dozen novels, including The Holy Man, Divorcing Daddy, and Crane Spreads Wings. She lives in Northern California with her husband, where they share a cottage and fishing boat.
“[A] modern-day allegory… with a keen intelligence and a surprisingly wry humor.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Novelist Susan Trott entertains and teaches in 34 delightful stories about a long, long line of people winding up a mountain to the home of the Holy Man. Throughout, Trott’s inventive mind and playful characterizations surprise us…” –San Francsico Chronicle
“Reminiscent of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales… The book cleverly encapsulates much of the human search for wisdom and happiness. In the brief time we spend with these characters, their tales become more familiar, and we recognize their questions, hardships, and needs as our own. The Holy Man dispenses a fresh brand of wisdom. With wit and modern insight, it compels readers to look inward, to turn to themselves, for enlightenment.” –Booklist
“Charming and quirky… [The Holy Man‘s] message shines…” –Publishers Weekly