The Patience of A Saint Summary
Andrew Greeley

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The Patience of A Saint Summary

While the novel is concerned with the social issues of midlife crisis and the stagnation of both a marriage and a career, it is much more concerned with the spiritual intervention in such a life. The theme of the novel is perhaps most potently expressed by Eileen's brother, Fr. Blackie Ryan, a character often used by Greeley to deliver "sermons" to characters who are in need of them. At the height of Red's confusion...

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