The Good Men

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Penguin Publishing Group, Mar 1, 2003 - Fiction - 480 pages
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"Spanning three generations, The Good Men follows the passions of characters torn between desires for spiritual grace and fleshly pleasure, and caught between the power of the written word and the pull of the natural world: Bernard, the young Dominican friar who enters the monastery as an orphan and at an early age takes on the charge of the Inquisition; Pierre Clergue, the village priest whose physical shortcomings, insecurities, and fierce attraction to the young Grazida lead him to betray himself and countless others; Fabrisse, Grazida's mother, who squanders her youth and desire on Pierre, never realizing that they are blood relations; Arnaud, a doctor's son, whose love of Ovid and one youthful sexual encounter make him a target for the Inquisition; and Grazida herself, whose devotion to nature and thirst for knowledge cause her undoing."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Wynne - Goodreads

This is an outstanding historical fiction, head and shoulders above most. The writer started out to produce a scholarly text, but shifted to fiction. The Good Men were aesthetics and looked more holy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Dermyer - Goodreads

Didn't finish. Actually I stayed up until 1 am skimming to the end. It did get better. Read full review


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Charmaine Craig received her B.A. from Harvard and an MFA in writing from the University of California at Irvine. Also an actress, she starred in a film from Walt Disney Studios. She lives in Laguna Beach, California. The Good Men is her first novel.

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