Tag: Flannery O’Connor

Mercy works

Mercy works

| Liz Kelly | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

When we met, Tammy had yet to reach her 25th birthday. It was her second stint in prison, this time on a charge of armed robbery. At home, she had two young children, whom Tammy’s father was raising. She rarely saw them. To say that there was sadness in her eyes is an understatement. They were overtaken by a profound vacancy and despair. Tammy barely knew her own mother, for she had been imprisoned by the time Tammy was 15 and was still in prison.

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Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flannery O’Connor has been dead for five decades, but her influence is very much alive, as an honor from the U.S. Postal Service this week recognizes. The nod comes in the form of a three-ounce stamp with her portrait framed by the feathers of her beloved peacocks, the 30th in a series of literary arts stamps to be released June 5.

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