The Last Catholic in America: A Fictionalized Memoir

The Last Catholic in America: A Fictionalized Memoir

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by John R. Powers, Andrew Greeley, Amy Welborn
     
 

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"It is fast-moving and often downright funny."-New York Times

"He has recaptured childish innocence and presented it with adult enlightenment-plus a touch of cynicism-yet never with irreverence."
-Book-of-the-Month Club News

First confession and its terrors. Eighty-four first graders in a classroom ruled by just one nun. The agony and the ecstasy of

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"It is fast-moving and often downright funny."-New York Times

"He has recaptured childish innocence and presented it with adult enlightenment-plus a touch of cynicism-yet never with irreverence."
-Book-of-the-Month Club News

First confession and its terrors. Eighty-four first graders in a classroom ruled by just one nun. The agony and the ecstasy of Lent. The dubious honor of being declared the worst altar server ever. Dinah Shore and the Blessed Virgin haunting your dreams. This is Eddie Ryan's world as he grows up in the intensely Catholic world of South-Side Chicago's St. Bastion's parish in the 1950s. In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan's world with deep affection and bittersweet humor.

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The most recent titles in Loyola's "Classics" line of reprints of top Catholic fiction. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829430073
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Loyola Classics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
318,421
File size:
292 KB

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The Last Catholic in America: A Fictionalized Memoir 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read for anyone who has gone to catholic school. Don't think it would make sense to someone who had not.