The Edge of Sadness

Publisher details

The Edge of Sadness
Author
Edwin O’Connor
Publisher
Loyola Press
Genres
Fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner
Released
01 January, 1961

Synopsis

Father Hugh Kennedy is a recovering alcoholic, com­mitted to his vocation yet struggling with the demands of it. As he returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood, he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets.The Edge of Sadness is ultimately the story of spiritual aridity and loneliness giving way to grace and hope.Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction."A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.” New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . . . A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm . . .” Library Journal“O’Connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman.” The Christian Century
Edwin O'Connor
About the author

Edwin O'Connor

Edwin O'Connor was an American radio personality, journalist, and novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1962 for The Edge of Sadness.

Books by Edwin O'Connor

Related articles

Podcast: Economist Richard Denniss on Where Australia, and the World, is Headed Now

Podcast | News

9 April 2020

Podcast: Economist Richard Denniss on Where Australia, and the World, is Headed Now

    Supporting Bookshops and Your Loved Ones: I had a Book Delivered to my Mum From the Ballina Book Shop

    News | Book Life

    8 April 2020

    Supporting Bookshops and Your Loved Ones: I had a Book Delivered to my Mum From the Ballina Book Shop

      The Importance of Family: Kate Constable, author of The January Stars, shares the story behind her uplifting new novel

      News | Author Related

      7 April 2020

      The Importance of Family: Kate Constable, author of The January Stars, shares the story behind her uplifting new novel

      It's About the Brain: Why Do We Still Bother With Books… When There’s So Much Online?

      News | Book Life

      7 April 2020

      It's About the Brain: Why Do We Still Bother With Books… When There’s So Much Online?

        CEO of Hachette, Louise Sherwin-Stark has a Message for Us All - #AustraliaReadsAtHome

        News | Book Life

        6 April 2020

        CEO of Hachette, Louise Sherwin-Stark has a Message for Us All - #AustraliaReadsAtHome

          Podcast: Julia Baird on Things that Sustain You when the World Goes Dark

          Podcast | News

          6 April 2020

          Podcast: Julia Baird on Things that Sustain You when the World Goes Dark

            Challenging Stereotypes: Author Eliza Henry Jones Shares the Inspiration for How to Grow a Family Tree

            News | Author Related

            1 April 2020

            Challenging Stereotypes: Author Eliza Henry Jones Shares the Inspiration for How to Grow a Family Tree

            Guilty Secrets: What I Found On my Friend's Bedside Table

            News | Book Life

            31 March 2020

            Guilty Secrets: What I Found On my Friend's Bedside Table

              The Daughter of Victory Lights Author Kerri Turner Shares 10 Books About Connecting From Afar

              News | Book Life

              31 March 2020

              The Daughter of Victory Lights Author Kerri Turner Shares 10 Books About Connecting From Afar

                Supporting Local Bookstores: Dymocks in Nowra

                News | Book Life

                30 March 2020

                Supporting Local Bookstores: Dymocks in Nowra

                  COMMENTS

                  Leave a Reply

                  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *