The first book of the Bebb tetralogy introduces Buechner’s favorite saint and sinner of a preacher, Leo Bebb (CEO, Church of Holy Love, Inc.)—the head of a religious diploma mill who once served five years in prison for exposing himself to a group of children. Lion Country scrambles our understanding of good and evil while ultimately revealing the mystery of belief and the path to faith.
“Frederick Buechner can find grace and redemption even in the shoddiest, phoniest aspects of a cultural wasteland. One reads Lion Country … with hope and delight.”–Louis Auchincloss
“Lion Country is a fine blend of craft and comedy.”–Philadelphia Inquirer
“Lion Country is elegantly written and very funny – a serious theme embedded in hilarity. Lion Country is a splendid book.”–Boston Globe