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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

  • Ascension
    Ascension

    The crab apple tree was in full bloom, glowing white in the moonlight. Cathy stood underneath it, her small mouth slightly agape as she looked up into a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Leaving Ransom
    Leaving Ransom

    Ransom was so small that the state highway department noted its existence only by the SPEED LIMIT 40 sign on the way into town and the SPEED LIMIT [...]

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 [...]

  • Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice
    Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice

    Saint Mary’s Press, 2007 | 232 pages God calls each one of us to work for justice in the world. It is a daunting task that we do [...]

  • 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 [...]

Essays & Articles

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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