The effect of the power of good (as opposed to the power of evil in his Deadly Dowager) in modern life. A family faced by scandal and ruin -- and a younger son asks that a miracle be performed to bring them to the realization of the warmth and comfort of religion. The miracle occurs -- the result stupifies the youth. Beneath the satirically bitter presentation of the frailties and madnesses of modern life, there is an undercurrent of plea for return to a living religion. Not however a book for the conventional-minded orthodox believer. Suggest market of Father Malachy's Miracle.