Startlingly honest, Thirty years ago, a priest woild have been excommunicated for writing such a book. three hundred years ago, he would have burned at the stake. Father Greeley has created a new commandment "Thou shall not covet thy brother's wife'"in this spellbinding novel, I was instantly captivated by
America's most audacious novelist.
Story of two brothers one a President and the other a Cardinal.....auther makes a strong statement about important matterw...love, morality, power, belief and human frailty under pressure of animal drives....it is electrificing.........
For his son Paul, (the President to be), Mike had even chosen a wife-the beautiful Nora, who had come to the Cronin home as an orphan child years before. Obediently, and with a genuine vocation, the younger son Sean went into the priesthood. With a more cynical view, Paul went to Notre Dame to prepare for a life in politics; but when theKorean War intervened, he was soon in combat. Then came the news-Paul Cronin was missing in action. "If he dies", Mike told Sean, "you must leave the seminary and marry Nora." The words sang in Sean's head. Could he renounce his sacred calling-and marry the girl he had always loved?
Hardcover. NOT Large print.
Pages are yellowed, but in good readable condition.