This short novella (barely over 100 pages) evidently caused quite a stir in the literary field. It was subsequently made into a movie (starring Sidney Poitier) and staged by F. Andrew Leslie. An Army veteran decides to roam the Southwest, doing a bit of work as he wanders. Enroute to nowhere is particular, he teams up with a group of German nuns to build a chapel in the wilderness. A poignant character study, this will keep you entertained while traveling or sitting in a waiting room.