The Sandbox Tree Author:Thomas Fleming Angry fathers, hurt mothers. sons and daughters tormented by doubt and hostility-here is a novel that couldn't be more contemporary. It is the story of the ghetto world of American Catholicism which, for the new generation, no longer makes sense. Like the sandbox tree, whose fruit explodes at a certain point of ripeness-innocent, obedient Marg... more »aret Connolly and rebellious Faith Kilpatrick are trembling on the brink of a new life.
Margaret is passionately drawn to Dick Thornton, a Protestant "intruder" whom she may never marry. Bitter ex-Catholic Larry Donahue becomes Faith's love and merciless inquisitor.
Watching, and often tensely participating in these two love stories, are grandparents with their own values. As in the present decade ... they too, are divided.« less