Telling Secrets Setting & Symbolism

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New Jersey

Frederick Buechner's childhood home was in New Jersey. It was the location of his father's suicide.

Bermuda

Immediately after his father's suicide, Frederick's mother moved him and his brother to Bermuda to start a new life and bury the past.

Vermont

After Frederick Buechner married, he and his wife lived on a farm in Vermont where they raised their three children.

Harvard Divinity School

Frederick Buechner accepted a teaching assignment at Harvard's Divinity School. He was somewhat surprised that some of the divinity students he encountered were atheists.

The Dwarves' Stable

Buechner often compared himself to the dwarves in C. S. Lewis' story, "The Last Battle." The dwarves thought they were huddled together in a pitch black stable but they were actually in a vast green field under a bright blue sky.

Union Theological Seminary

Frederick Buechner studied at Union Theological Seminary after which he was...

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