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Windhovering is the online home for the writing of Jerry Windley-Daoust. Here, you can browse my short fiction, published books, and various & sundry essays and articles. If you like what you read, follow my writing via the subscription links in the sidebar on any page. You can also find out more about me and why I named this site Windhovering.

Short Fiction

  • Sister Zoe, Meet the Gardener
    Sister Zoe, Meet the Gardener

    Sister Zoe longed for the taste of food over the tongue—the tang of garlic and salt and tomato on a pizza, the mild creaminess of milk, the messy […]

  • Angeling 6 | welcome to the have it all mall
    Angeling 6 | welcome to the have it all mall

    Jonah didn’t know exactly what he expected to see when he stepped from the elevator, but he had a vague sense that it would be something mysterious and […]

  • Bury Your Dead
    Bury Your Dead

    THE RIVER FLOWS SOUTH, AND ALL THE FLOWING WATERS OF half a continent run to it—morning dew, whole gray-white fields of melting snow, rain running down rooftops and […]

Books

  • Waking Up Bees
    Waking Up Bees

    Saint Mary’s Press, May 1, 1999 | Juvenile Nonfiction | 168 pages Engaging and true-to-life, these ten short stories vividly portray people who are wrestling with important life […]

  • Answering God's Call to Covenant
    Answering God’s Call to Covenant

    Saint Mary’s Press, 2005 | 95 pages Answering God’s Call to Covenant helps older adolescents consider where they want to go in life before they encounter the crossroads […]

  • Living Justice and Peace: Catholic Social Teaching in Practice
    Living Justice and Peace: Catholic Social Teaching in Practice

    Saint Mary’s Press, 2008 | Religion | 336 pages The second edition of this text has the same sound theology with updated stories, images, and statistics! The Living […]

Essays & Articles

  • The Catholic Worker is a Fool
    The Catholic Worker is a Fool

    Anyone who has ever joined the Winona Catholic Worker as a live-in volunteer has inevitably had The Conversation with his or her family and other relatives. With surprisingly […]

  • Home on the River
    Home on the River

    Soon as it was night, out we shoved; when we got her out to about the middle, we let her alone, and let her float wherever the current […]

Other stuff I’m up to….

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace is a website and (soon) a book about the stuff that holds families together.

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight! tells the ongoing story of my son Alex's journey from a Ukrainian orphanage to his new home with our family.

About Jerry Windley-Daoust

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What I’ve been reading…

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Post-American World: Release 2.0


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