Thursday, June 30, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Andrew M. Greeley
In which I share vague recollections of books I read long ago that have stuck with me.
In The Brother's Wife, for instance, the father of two brothers decided that one of them would become a cardinal and the other would be president. The father even chose a wife for the future president. But when he goes to war and becomes missing in action, dad tells his other son he'll have to leave the seminary to marry this girl who, despite his religious leanings, he had always loved. It's all very screwed up, but at the time I totally loved these books. I'm sure it had something to do with growing up Catholic, but not really being totally sold on Catholicism.
I'm glad I came across that biography at the library so I could take this little trip down memory lane. And no, I wasn't tempted to read it - I just tossed it in the bin with all the other unwanted books.