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Penguin Complete Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
Spirit Woman by Margaret Coel
Fiction Reading List - A great place to start if you're looking
for quality Catholic fiction!
Loyola Classics Series:
These classic Catholic novels, now newly available through Loyola Press, feature fantastic introductions by some of today's greatest Catholic authors and questions for reflection and discussion. A great new resource for those interested in Catholic fiction.
by Myles Connolly
Passionate Troubadour: A Medieval Novel About Francis of Assisi
by Edward Hayes
Most lives of the saints are written backward, beginning with the saintís achieved holiness. This lively story begins at the beginning, with Francis as a very human and, therefore, flawed man, a hopeless romantic who is slowly and painfully drawn by grace toward a destiny he does not desire. More than simply picturing the patron saint of poverty, peace, ecology and animals, this book depicts Francis as a holy model for becoming fully oneself as a unique individual. From the age of fourteen until his death, this passionate man is forced to wrestle with his opposing personalities. On the one hand he is an ascetic influenced by the negative theology of his day. On the other hand he is a poet, troubadour, and joyful lover of life.
|Fiction Companions and Resources|
for those Reading
The Da Vinci Code
De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code by Amy Welborn, Our Sunday Visitor
Reference for those reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Advent (Five Star First Edition Mystery Series)
by Tony Perona
Read our complete Book Spotlight profile on this selection
Will Lead Me Home : A Novel
by Katherine Valentine
"This is a novel that takes place in the 1950's. It brings to life the way things were then and gives catechism lessons as you read along by people who lived the faith, religious that cared, taught and lived their lives in faith as a "matter of fact" and not as if it were something out of the ordinary. It shows the interaction of prayer as it presents Mary's help in the lives of the characters and interaction between the good and the bad angels as they struggle to take a soul. inch by inch. It's enlightening at the same time as entertaining"
About the Book from Amazon.com
On a gray November afternoon, Father John O'Malley, head of the Jesuit mission on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, finds a decomposed body. Across the reservation, attorney Vicky Holden discovers that her friend, Laura Simmons, has disappeared while searching for Sacagawea's memoirs. O'Malley and Holden soon realize that their mysteries are connected and rush to solve them before more mayhem occurs. Coel's series' characters continue to be richly developed and compelling in this sixth installment, but Sacagawea steals the show. Her memoirs make a terrific McGuffin in this nicely paced and suspenseful mystery. Sacagawea's own experiences with domestic violence and her decisions, at key points in her life, to make her own journeys foreshadow the mystery's solution and the life choices made by Holden and other women in the tale. This series will continue to appeal to fans of other authors using Native American settings and characters (Hillerman, Doss, and Medawar, among them), but Coel blends frontier history, complex emotions, and western vistas in a way that is all her own. John Rowen Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Miracle for St. Cecilia's
by Katherine Valentine
About the Book (from www.KatherineValentine.com)
It's a bitter cold Ash Wednesday
in Dorsetville, New England, where the last wool mill shut down five
years ago and only Yankee grit gets its citizens out of bed for another
day of facing challenges with wry humor. Poor in worldly goods but
rich in faith and compassion, they have been bound together for generations
by the gaudy monolith of St. Cecilia's church, long a white elephant
to the Catholic archdiocese and now slated to close-after the last
mass on Easter Sunday.
The Women of Ivy Manor Series by Lyn Cote
- Chloe, Bette, Leigh, and Carly
- The stories of four generations of women who forge
a dynasty amid the tapestry of the 20th Century
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