"Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a master of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. these stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been created by no one else. As Elizabeth Bishop has written, 'I am sure her books will live on and on in American literature.'"--Page  of cover.