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An American Requiem; God, My Father, and the war that came between us. James Carroll. 1996. New York, Houghton-Mifflin.

Another family rent by war. The obedient hero-worshipping son ( the author of the book ) becomes a Catholic Paulist priest essentially to fulfill the wishes of his family while the Vietnam war presses more and more on his and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Love and Darkness – a memoir. by Amos Oz. 2003. Harcourt.

This is fundamentally the story of a family. A compelling, deeply sad and deeply joyful book about the early youth of a sensitive boy and his fascinating, strange, delightful, ┬áhaunted crazy-quilt family . All of these people are brought to … Continue reading

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