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  • Written by J. Q. Kansil
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"Where did everything come from, Opa? I mean the stars, the planets, and life on Earth. What are the origins of the Universe?"

So begins this charming cross-generational dialogue featuring Quintana, a curious young girl, and Albert, her wise and worldly octogenarian godfather, whom she calls Opa (Grandfather). In an engaging give-and-take, Quintana and Albert cover many deep topics, from the origin and nature of the universe and how life began on Earth, to questions about morality, religion, science, happiness, human progress, the future outlook for humankind, and even death.

This books is sure to spark dynamic conversations and the curiosity of all readers.


"In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie, an elderly mentor facing death imparts his wisdom about the world, man’s place in it, and what we owe to one another. . . . The world would be a better place if we all shared Opa’s secular vision of human fulfillment."
-Michael Kellogg , Author of Three Questions We Never Stop Asking and the The Greek Search for Wisdom

"Conversations with Opa is . . . a book for all ages and for all seasons of life—a book that will encourage some very provocative discussions!"
-Sandra McLeod Humphrey, Author of They Stood Alone! 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference

  • Conversations With Opa by J. Q. Kansil
  • December 20, 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Prometheus Books
  • $18.00
  • 9781616144975

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