THE PARSON TAKES A WIFE by Marie Williams Sheerin

THE PARSON TAKES A WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Warmth, wit and humor in this account of the lot that is a parson's wife, the succession of parsonages, the problematical parishioners. In this case it's an Episcopal wife, who starts her working career as a minister's assistant in her native Richmond, marries a young seminary graduate, and starts on a round of parishes that take them to Virginia, Texas, New York, and finally a Washington, D.C., embassy row parsonage. The familiar ingredients are here- the misfitting furniture, unwed mothes, talkative Ladies' Auxiliaries, the hospitality and hostility of new surroundings, the Oxford Movement, the near-Roman conversion of a young daughter, etc., etc., in light recall.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan