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by James Carroll

  • Author: James Carroll
  • ISBN: 0618152849
  • ISBN13: 978-0618152841
  • ePub: 1175 kb | FB2: 1620 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (August 13, 2003)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 455
  • Format: lit lrf mbr mobi
Secret Father (Carroll, James) ePub download

For information about permission to reproduce selections from. this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. Visit our Web site: ww. .

For information about permission to reproduce selections from.Carroll, James, 1943–. Secret father, James Carroll. p. cm. ISBN 0-618-15284-9. 2. Runaway teenagers-Fiction. 3. Fathers and sons-Fiction. 4. Berlin (Germany)-Fiction. 5. Male friendship-Fiction.

The heart of this fine novel, Carroll's first in nine years, is spelled out in the book's epigraph, a line from Dostoyevski: "Real love, compared to fantasy, is a harsh and dreadful thing.

Ships from and sold by sweethomeliquid2. The heart of this fine novel, Carroll's first in nine years, is spelled out in the book's epigraph, a line from Dostoyevski: "Real love, compared to fantasy, is a harsh and dreadful thing. Seventeen-year-old Michael Montgomery, crippled by polio, lives with his banker father, Paul, in Frankfurt, Germany.

James Carroll was raised in Washington, DC, and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguished at Suffolk University, Carroll is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.

Secret Father - James Carroll. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

This offering from James Carroll pushed all the right buttons: A compelling story, interesting characters, crisp and sometimes memorable writing.

Khrushchev is hurling threats, a . This offering from James Carroll pushed all the right buttons: A compelling story, interesting characters, crisp and sometimes memorable writing. Even better, I'm familiar with the events and place after having lived in Wiesbaden (the Russian Chapel was visible from our apartment) and elsewhere in Germany during the Cold War and the construction of the Berlin Wall. The pace and tension remind me of those days. Almost all of the details are perfect.

Jones, the residence hall director, a man I had never met but whose name was on the previous fall's welcome letter that I found in my desk as one. He said he'd . He said he'd find out, and once again the phone dropped into the oceanic limbo of sounds-harsh laughter, throbbing music, a shout. At last a rough voice grunted its hello, a brusque impatience that made me realize both that this was Mr. Jones and that he had just been woken from sleep

James P. Carroll (born January 22, 1943, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American author, historian, and journalist.

James P. A Roman Catholic reformer, he has written extensively about his experiences in the seminary and as a priest, and has published, besides novels, books on religion and history. Carroll was born in Chicago, the second of five sons of late . Air Force General Joseph F. Carroll, and his wife Mary.

From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of.Secret Father inexorably pulls the reader into the heart of flashpoint Berlin. Vietnam: bitterly contested on the American home front and on the battlefields of Southeast Asia.

From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Héloïse, and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in Manhattan. Father Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish.

From a New York Times–bestselling author, a gripping and beautifully written novel of love and family set against the backdrop of Cold War Berlin (Bookpage). Carroll writes with rich, lyrical ease, raves Publishers Weekly. His characters are richly drawn, and the pieces of his impeccably paced story fit together with the cool precision of a Mercedes-Benz.

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In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, three teenagers from an American school in West Germany head for Berlin to join a May Day rally on the Communist side of the divided city, only to find themselves unwittingly caught up in an international incident, arrested by the East German secret police. 35,000 first printing.
[This review contains spoilers.] Some of the writing and character development in this novel are very good, although one has to filter their essence through a very verbose writing style. The reason I did not rate it higher has to do with some unlikely actions of the characters based upon how we know them. SPOILER ALERT! On the last page we learn that one of the main characters realizes that his wife loves his best friend and only married him to keep a link with the friend. How is the reader to conclude that this is accurate given the characters' previous words and actions? We also see an affair between another main character and the wife of an army general explained away as a way to keep alive the memory of the man's deceased wife.Carroll has a tendency to over-romanticize male-female relationships. Every time a man and woman find one another attractive, they do not end up in bed; however, they seem to in Carroll's novels. Wouldn't the sexual tension of unfulfilled desires be more interesting? Another quibble is the repeated use of the phrase, "Michael, where are you?," which works the first few times, but then just distracts and annoys. Finally, I found the "secret father" revelation anti-climactic. Still, there was a reason why I stuck with this novel: Carroll creates good characters and interesting settings, which he weaves together in an engaging way.
I found this story absolutely riveting. We are given richly developed characters - fathers, mothers, sons, daughter - and a chance to identify with them as they move through the tale being told. The writing gives you stunning images of people, places, politics....a little breathless and harrowing at times and yet filled with genuine passion for family that will have you taking deep cleansing breaths. You struggle with youthful impetuous behavior, hidden truths, rash decisions....

I have to admit I have no clue how I came to acquire this book on my kindle app - there must have been an offer that discussed partition, Berlin, espionage - and I couldn't resist. I do recommend this book to anyone interested in Germany and Berlin in particular during the Cold War.
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I almost put this book down in the first 30 pages due to excessively long, obtuse sentences that required multiple readings to find the author's meaning. Part One included unnecessary characters and lengthy descriptions of scenery unrelated to the plot or necessary, as far as I could see. This made for hard going.

Once past Part One, the plot moved quickly and was well developed, although typos and an occasional misplaced word continued throughout the book.

While the plot held my interest, the two female characters seemed more celluloid film noir types than real people. In particular their romantic and sexual choices seemed silly or trite or out of character? I also found other character's emotional responses occasionally trite or overstated.
History & mystery with a nice soupçon of suspense, i thoroughly enjoyed Secret Father.... And as I always preach to my diehard hard-copy book friends, it's especially satisfying in a book like this to be able to highlight a word or sentence & go instantly to Google for a definition, translation, map, further insight into a quote etc.... Digital books i adore you!
Great read! It was refreshing to read something without the annoying distractions left by poor editing. It was not without a few errors, but few enough. The story was well crafted and sufficiently credible. I tend to like good fiction based on historical events, especially if it has something to say. If it provokes continued thought I continue to enjoy it after the book is finished. I'm still pondering the questions raised in regard to openness and reticence.
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An engaging and thought provoking novel of meaning to my generation who grew up during this eventful time, now coming to understand the contradictions and misinformation we thought we understood.
An interesting approach is used of both seeing the events of this pre-Berlin Wall novel through the eyes of both father and son. The author's effort in distinguishing the two is significant in providing an exciting tale to real events. I found the characters believable and the story line plausible, even though by today's standards very hard to comprehend.
I am drawn to historical novels. Presenting history in story form makes it very interesting as opposed to dry textbook form. I am especially in writing surrounding WWII and during it.
James Carroll's kept me turning pages, enjoying the intrigue as well as capturing the lives/emotions of the characters. A very satisfying story!
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