A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. He still suffers from shell shock, and his mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make—to find his family roots along the banks of the River Shannon—will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the story: On his return from the war, Robert had witnessed startling corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. He has been sent to Ireland to secure his silence—permanently. As Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn Ireland roiling in civil war, the nation’s myths and people, its beliefs and traditions, unfurl healingly before him. And the River Shannon gives comfort to the young man who is inspired by the words of his mentor: “Find your soul and you’ll live.”

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Baker & Taylor
In the summer of 1922, a young American priest named Robert Shannon arrives in Ireland, the land of his ancestors, in search of his soul and demoralized by the corruption he encountered in the Boston Archdiocese and as a civil war rages, Ireland's myths, traditions, and humor take him deep into the country's complicated heart challenging and changing him forevermore.

& Taylor

In the summer of 1922, young American priest Robert Shannon arrives in Ireland in search of his soul and demoralized by the corruption he encountered in the Boston Archdiocese, and finds himself facing the dangers of Ireland's civil war.

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2009
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780739328354
Branch Call Number: LP FIC DEL
Characteristics: viii, 596 p. :,map ;,24 cm.


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Jan 27, 2014

Good read but found his other one, "Tipperary", much better. Characters are well-developed.

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