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Ordinary Wonders
Ordinary Wonders

Ordinary Wonders

Stories of Unexpected Grace


320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9780884654230

Rights: US & CA

Holy Trinity Publications (May 2018)
The Printshop of St Job of Pochaev


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The Deceitful Onion Bulb. A Blessing to Smuggle. The Conjuror of Rain. In this collection of stories as whimsical as their titles, award-winning author Olesia Nikolaeva poignantly recounts life for Christian believers in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In a manner reminiscent of the bestselling Everyday Saints these tales reveal a common theme - the subtle, sometimes imperceptible movement of Divine Providence at work in the lives of saints and sinners alike. Her writings bring us to what the ancient Celts called "thin places" where the boundaries of heaven and earth meet and the sacred and the secular can no longer be distinguished.


"A trailblazer of Russian Orthodox prose." —Bishop Tikhon (Shevkhunov), author of 2011 bestseller, Everyday Saints

"Great book and companion to Bishop Tikhon's Everyday Saints. Highly recommend it!" —V. Rev. Archpriest Victor Potapov,

"This book both lures and charms the reader to embark on the journey of a lifetime. It is a journey into a place where earthly logic falls apart and the laws of our fallen world cease to exist." —Fran Salone-Pelletier, Today's American Catholic

Author Biography

Olesia Nikolaeva is a prolific and award-winning author, poet, and essayist. She has been composing verse since her early youth and was first published at the age of seventeen. Bishop Tikhon (Shevkhunov), author of the 2011 bestseller Everyday Saints, called her "a trailblazer in Russian Orthodox prose." Alexandra Weber holds an MA in Russian Literary Translation from Columbia University.