There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.

—Emily Dickinson


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Habitation of Wonder

Wipf & Stock, 2018

"'In this life," Abigail Carroll writes, 'we could use a little more / beauty.' Fortunately, Carroll has gifted us that beauty with this spectacular volume of poetry. In poems whose sounds audaciously zip and leap about the page, Carroll finds her creed in both nature—mountains, weeds, elephants, the 'liturgies / of the waves'—and in language itself, locating in the letter m and in commas proof of God's handiwork and the world's sanctity. These swirling poems exemplify the lyric as song, and in poetry's ability to restore the reader's wonder in 'the imminence / of winter, the free enterprise of grace.'" —Anna Silver, Author of From Nothing, Second Bloom, and The Ninety-Third Name of God










A Gathering of Larks

Eerdmans, 2017

"Witty, compassionate, and rich, these lyrical letters to Saint Francis court wonder, inviting the reader on a pilgrimage to the heart." —Richard Rohr, OFM, Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation

"A most refreshing, eloquent, wonderfully unassuming gentle 'inquiry,' as the author says, into the actual Saint Francis, and the song of his awed life in her awed life, and the humility and wonder of that mysterious man as lodestar, compass point, companion along the spiritual road. Compulsively readable and re-readable." —Brian Doyle, Author of A Book of Uncommon Prayer

“The poetry of these letters will speak to the hearts of all those inspired by the life and model of Francis of Assisi. Perfect for meditation and prayer, Abigail Carroll’s reflections offer a creative approach to spiritual renewal in our otherwise busy, technological, and loud world.” —Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Catholic Theological Union (Chicago)



Three Squares

Basic Books, 2013

"Engrossing." —New York Times

"Abigail Carroll has filled a gaping hole in our fetish for food histories. There are books on peanut butter, pumpkins, pancakes, milk, fried chicken, chocolate—the list goes on—but now we have the big picture. Learn here how the Industrial Revolution, television, and Mad Men affected how, when, and what we eat. You’ll never look at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and between-meal snacks the same way again.”  —Mark Pendergrast, author of For God, Country & Coca-Cola and Uncommon Grounds



Between Midnight and Dawn

Paraclete Press, 2016

"A rich feast." — Lauren F. Winner, author of Still

"I may just be a bit smitten with this book." — Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts

"What a delight, to find so extraordinary a collection." — Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk