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With Dr. Tom Gauthier and Dari Bradley

LIVE PROGRAM: TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 7:00 PM CST


The Donkey

Paul Stuligross, a former detective, currently a High School Teacher at an all-girls Catholic High School in Michigan, is a downright interesting person!  It’s always a treat to have a conversation with Paul. The Donkey, is an uplifting, faith-based family novel by author Paul Stuligross about a 48-year-old newspaper reporter, Dan Mertze, who vainly tries to overcome a despairing world view that has gradually permeated his writing.   He reluctantly accepts an assignment to interview 99-year-old Claire Henning, relating her childhood religious experiences involving a donkey.  After several interviews with Claire, subtle changes occur in Dan’s life as he learns not all troubles are bad and some are blessings. John Sloan, Claire’s father in the story, was inspired by the author’s grandfather, John Stuligross, who served in the United States Army’s 85th Division, 339th Infantry Regiment, an expeditionary force officially known as Polar Bears. In 1918 he was sent to Russia during World War I to fight the Bolsheviks.