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Tom Montgomery Fate

Born: 1960 in Ames, Iowa
Pen Name: Tom Montgomery-Fate

Connection to Illinois: Tom Montgomery Fate moved to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago to go to grad school. Eight years later he moved to Oak Park and eight years after that he moved to Glen Ellyn, near where he teaches at the College of DuPage.

Biography: Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including ''Beyond the White Noise'', a collection of essays, ''Steady and Trembling'', a spiritual memoir, and ''Cabin Fever'', a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in ''The Chicago Tribune'', ''The Boston Globe'', ''The Baltimore Sun'', ''Orion'', ''Iowa Review'', ''Fourth Genre'', ''Riverteeth'', ''Sojourners'','' Christian Century'', and many other journals and anthologies; and they regularly air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. A graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and of Chicago Theological Seminary, Montgomery Fate is currently a professor of English at College of DuPage, in suburban Chicago, where he also lives. He also owns/belongs to a communal farm in South West Michigan. His last two books, much of which is nature writing, deal with these two areas - Northeastern Illinois and Southwestern Michigan.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Tom Montgomery Fate on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Beyond the white noise :
ISBN: 0827202237 OCLC: 36438823

Chalice Press, St. Louis, Mo. : ©1997.

In an intricately woven book of personal essays based on his missionary service in the Philippines, the author shares hard-won insights into how we can replace the old, neocolonial concept of mission with co-mission, a mutually liberating model for cross-cultural partnership. With wry humility, he tells how he learned to be quiet, listen, and understand "the healing language of the heart." By the end of the book, we are not across the ocean but across the street, as he applies his compassionate listening methodology to the mounting challenges posed by the U.S. multiculture.

  Cabin fever :
ISBN: 0807000981 OCLC: 664668605

"A modern Walden--if Thoreau had had three kids and a minivan--Cabin Fever is a serious yet irreverent take on living in a cabin in the woods while also living within our high-tech, materialist culture"--

Steady & trembling :
ISBN: 0827234651 OCLC: 60402063

Chalice Press, St. Louis, Mo. : ©2005.