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Crimes of the father / Thomas Keneally.

Keneally, Thomas, (author.).

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  • 2 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF KEN (Text) 33187004305468 Large Print Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LARGE.PRINT FICTION KENEALLY (Text) 37516002033639 Adult New Book Shelf Checked out 12/15/2017
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP KEN (Text) 70743000156584 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F KEN (Text) 70621000217079 Adult - Large Print Fiction Checked out 01/02/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP FIC KENEALLY, THOMAS (Text) 33946003255366 Large Print . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/30/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432844240
  • ISBN: 1432844245
  • Physical Description: 515 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.
Subject: Catholic Church > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Sydney (N.S.W.) > Fiction.
Sex crimes > Fiction.
Scandals > Fiction.
Clergy > Fiction.
FICTION / General.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Large type books.

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