The Lost Gentleman

I was standing in the lobby of Santa Fe’s historic La Fonda Inn when my wife broke the news. “Walker Percy’s name isn’t in here,” she said, waving a brochure that listed the hotel’s long list of “celebrity guests.”

My exact reply escapes me, but the PG version went something like: “Shirley MacLaine? John Travolta? Are you kidding me?”

Percy’s novels have inspired generations of spiritual seekers and Santa Fe is where he...

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Stephen Martin is a communications manager and freelance writer in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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