An Interview: with a Novelist

Henrietta Buckmaster sold her first story at age twelve, four years before she became a Christian Scientist. She is the author of fifteen books—fiction and non fiction—ranging from a novel and a biography of the Apostle Paul to a definitive history of the antislavery movement in the United States. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her books have been translated into a number of languages. Her home is in New York City.

Why do you write fiction? It shakes up my thinking.

Why might a Christian Scientist, whose God is Truth, and whose great interest is spiritual healing, want to read purely fictional accounts of life?

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Taking Our Stand
October 7, 1967

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