ldquo;A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.rdquo;mdash;New England Quarterly
ldquo;A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . . . A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm . . .rdquo;mdash;Library Journal ldquo;Orsquo;Connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman.rdquo;mdash;The Christian Century
160;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Religion + Beliefs, General, Peoples + Cultures, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters