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The presence of grace

Author: J F Powers
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Co., 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Darkly comic, gently compassionate examinations of 1950s Middle America, Catholic style. As the village of Sherwood (where some stories take place in a vaguely pinpointed but accurately mapped terrain) becomes swallowed up into Minneapolis suburbia, as the Church begins to find its parishioners assimilating beyond the reach of vestibule religious tracts into the Welcome Wagon invitations of the middle class tract,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powers, J.F. (James Farl), 1917-
Presence of grace.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Co., 1956
(OCoLC)586833213
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J F Powers
OCLC Number: 925794
Notes: Short stories.
First edition according to FPAA cited below.
Description: 191 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dawn --
Death of a favorite --
The poor thing --
The Devil was the joker --
A losing game --
Defection of a favorite --
Zeal --
Blue Island --
The presence of grace.
Responsibility: J.F. Powers.

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Darkly comic, gently compassionate examinations of 1950s Middle America, Catholic style. As the village of Sherwood (where some stories take place in a vaguely pinpointed but accurately mapped terrain) becomes swallowed up into Minneapolis suburbia, as the Church begins to find its parishioners assimilating beyond the reach of vestibule religious tracts into the Welcome Wagon invitations of the middle class tract, Powers shifts accordingly... This follow-up [to "The Prince of Darkness and Other Stories"] presents nine investigations of Catholic life. Most are clerical, and those that feature the laity tend to wear the trappings of their faith less obviously, as fits the subject matter. But each one peers into the dilemmas of compromise, how one must balance what's rendered to God with what's given to Caesar. --John L. Murphy at Amazon.com.

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