Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer Fiction Suggestions?

We interrupt the great discussion of moms and those who love them to seek suggestions for fiction.

June will be "summer fiction month" at the Catholic Post Book Group, and I've got a long list of reviews started of both adult and kids fiction, but I'm looking for more suggestions.  I have a lot of great Catholic authors and Catholic-themed novels, but I'd love some input of some undiscovered authors or books that I can feature here.  I've got both new fiction and classics.

What are some of your favorites?

Just a note: when I say Catholic, I mean that in both senses--Catholic and catholic (as in universal).  Some fiction may not seem Catholic, but can address Catholic themes, or catholic themes.  Know what I mean?  I'll try to expand on that more next month.

Tomorrow, back to more questions about motherhood!


  1. Nancy, I am looking forward to this topic. I need the suggestions.


  2. Two books by Rumer Godden: In This House of Brede and Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy. Love love love both of these books.
    Also Silence by Shusaku Endo.

  3. I am reviewing In This House of Brede, and mentioning 5 for Sorrow, 10 for Joy, but I've always been a little daunted by Silence and have never read it. Perhaps this is the year? Thanks for the suggestions.

  4. I have a few suggestions:

    The Spear by Louis de Wohl (about the Crucifixion)

    Atticus by Ron Hansen (a take on the Prodigal Son)

    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (miracles abound)

    Sister by A. Manette Ansay (a rather negative take on Catholicism, but not even the author realizes the truths of the faith she conveys)

    The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (a classic)