Individual Author Record
Name: Tom Montgomery FatePen Name: Tom Montgomery-Fate Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1960 in Ames, Iowa Sites:
Illinois ConnectionTom Montgomery Fate moved to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago to go to grad school. Eight years later he moved to Oak Park and eight years after that he moved to Glen Ellyn, near where he teaches at the College of DuPage.
Biographical and Professional InformationTom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir, and Cabin Fever, a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Riverteeth, Sojourners, Christian Century, and many other journals and anthologies; and they regularly air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. A graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and of Chicago Theological Seminary, Montgomery Fate is currently a professor of English at College of DuPage, in suburban Chicago, where he also lives. He also owns/belongs to a communal farm in South West Michigan. His last two books, much of which is nature writing, deal with these two areas - Northeastern Illinois and Southwestern Michigan.
- Cabin Fever, Beacon Press, 2011
- Steady and Trembling, Chalice Press, 2005
- Beyond the White Noise, Chalice Press , 1997
Titles At Your Library
Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild
ISBN: 0807000981 Beacon Press. 2012
“If Tom Montgomery Fate has not found the secret formula for the deliberate, balanced life, he is a chief disciple of the search.”—Chicago Tribune
Try to imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan. This is the sensibility—serious yet irreverent—that suffuses Cabin Fever, as the author seeks to apply the hermit-philosopher’s insights to a busy modern life. Tom Montgomery Fate lives in a Chicago suburb, where he is a husband, father, professor, and active member of his community. He also lives in a cabin built with the help of friends in the Michigan woods, where he walks by the river, chops wood, and reads Thoreau by candlelight. Fate seeks a more attentive, deliberate way of seeing the world and our place in it, not only in the woods but also in the context of our relationships and society. In his search for “a more deliberate life” amid a high-tech, material world, Fate invites readers into an interrogation of their own lives, and into a new kind of vision: the possibility of enough in a culture of more.
Steady & Trembling: Art, Faith, & Family in an Uncertain World
ISBN: 0827234651 Chalice Pr. 2005 Book by Montgomery-Fate, Tom
Beyond the White Noise: Mission in a Multicultural World
ISBN: 0827202237 Chalice Press. 1997 Drawing on his experiences as a missionary in the Philippines, the author shares insights on how we can replace the old neocolonial concept of mission with new co-mission.