The Search for Maggie Ward

Overview

It is the summer after the Big War and, while most veterans are racing back to setup housekeeping, Jerry Keenan finds himself unattached, unable to settle down, and suffering nightmares form his wartime experiences.

Enter Andrea King, an eighteen-year-old war widow. Finding her irresistible, Keenan embarks on a love affair so passionate that it re-awakens him to life and to God. Then, just when life looks rosiest, Andrea disappears. In searching for her, he uncovers her ...

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Overview

It is the summer after the Big War and, while most veterans are racing back to setup housekeeping, Jerry Keenan finds himself unattached, unable to settle down, and suffering nightmares form his wartime experiences.

Enter Andrea King, an eighteen-year-old war widow. Finding her irresistible, Keenan embarks on a love affair so passionate that it re-awakens him to life and to God. Then, just when life looks rosiest, Andrea disappears. In searching for her, he uncovers her miserable past (and her real name, Maggie Ward) as an abused child and an abused wife. When he finally locates her, his quest focuses on winning the beautiful Maggie as his wife.

Maggie's ethereal, haunting beauty captivates combat-weary Navy flier Jerry as no one else has ever done. They begin a warm and loving romance, but just when Jerry realizes how much he needs Maggie, she mysteriously disappears. In search of his destiny and his soul, Jerry sets out to move heaven and earth to find the woman he loves. "A classic love story. . . ."--Kirkus.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
If none of Greeley's 10 successful novels have been turned into a movie, it's surely through no lack of zeal on the author's part. His full-length fictions are closer to screenplays than they are to novels, replete with cardboard characters, cliched dialogue and narrative structures so obvious they scream, ``Film me!'' Greeley's latest is no exception. Jerry Keenan, an Irish-Catholic Chicagoan tortured by memories of his recent WW II Navy experiences, picks up a mysterious woman (her real name, which he does not immediately learn, is Maggie Ward) who promptly initiates him into the joys of sex while trying to convince him to rekindle his lost faith in God. After many scenes of lovemaking and debate, the woman disappears during a Twilight Zone -style mystical experience in the haunted hills of Arizona, and Keenan begins an obsessive search to find her and discover her real identity (which the average reader will surmise by the end of Chapter One). Roman Catholic priest Greeley's basic message--a plea for an increased tolerance of the role sexuality plays in human relationships--is admirable, but it is undercut by his florid descriptions of sexual encounters and his stilted, scholarly efforts to depict late-'40s life: ``The coal strike of 1946 revealed the dark, peevish underside of what my generation now calls the postwar world . '' (Jan . )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469244877
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,418,056
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Greeley is a Catholic priest and sociologist, and the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including Summer at the Lake and Contract with an Angel, which are available from Brilliance Audio. He lives in Chicago.

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