The Edge of Sadness
"A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age."-New England Quarterly "A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . . . A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm . . ."-Library Journal "O'Connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman."-The Christian Century 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimBazzett - LibraryThing
Found this in a pile of old books at an estate sale, and I'm glad I did. It was a very absorbing read, a long (maybe a bit too long) meditation on the nature of families, loneliness, loss and despair ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - agnesmack - LibraryThing
While I do like to think that I have a decent sense of humor, I've never been one to laugh out loud much. This book is probably the first book I've ever read that had me constantly cracking up ... Read full review