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Collection of short stories.
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Published 1963 by Time, Inc.
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Ed
Jan 31, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
Extraordinary depictions of middle-class, middle-aged life in middle America in the middle of the last century. The priestly protagonists could be the grandsons and nephews of George F. Babbitt of Zenith, Ohio, grown a bit more self aware than the old man but still vitally interested in fitting in and competing with their peers, ingratiating themselves to their superiors and keeping the pews filled on Sundays.
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I love JF Powers short stories: incisive, sometimes mysterious but always to the point. Interestingly enough, I learned more about conducting business from them than from any business book I ever purchased.
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James Farl Powers was an American novelist and short-story writer who often drew his inspiration from developments in the Catholic Church, and was known for his studies of Catholic priests in the Midwest. Although not a priest himself, he is known for having captured a "clerical idiom" in postwar North America.

Powers was a conscientious objector during World War II, and went to prison for it. Late
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