Not so good, this story built against the background of a Roman Catholic cathedral (presumably in New York), and of various...

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Not so good, this story built against the background of a Roman Catholic cathedral (presumably in New York), and of various characters, tenuously connected, in Grand Hotel pattern. The cathedral hold, the emphasis on the necessity of faith no matter what the circumstances, the power and beauty of the church's teaching -- such is the motivation, if any, of the story. There are numerous characters, subplots involving them:- a girl cannot go home because of a bigamous marriage ; a boy who has become a bum and almost murderer; an Irish woman whose poet husband is too much for her and who plans to leave him for another man; a Russian who finds that his father is the murderer of his love; a Jewish woman who has escaped pogroms only to find that her daughter is involved in new ones; a woman whose husband is recuperating from a serious operation; a Sister who has administered extreme unction to one not of her faith; a rich man who knows fear; a doctor who views a personal miracle which turns him against God -- Reads as though it might have been a reweaving of separate stories into a whole. Good for the Catholic audience.

Pub Date: Feb. 27, 1939

ISBN: 1164493817

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1939