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Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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THE new-laid harvest straw beneath the faded red carpet rustled crisply under Martha's shapeless felt slippers as she padded across the living-room to the cluttered mantel.

With the quizzical grimace of long-neglected astigmatism she adjusted the steel-bowed spectacles that had been her mother's, had of a notion peddler for two dozen eggs and a pound of butter.

The wooden-
Paperback, 362 pages
Published March 1st 1973 by Pocket Books (first published December 1st 1959)
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Apr 23, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing
I think I've said it here before about another of his books, but it bears repeating. Lloyd C. Douglas is a wordsmith of the first order...I love his books, and he's one of my favorite authors. He can turn a phrase more artfully than...almost anybody I know. His descriptive narratives are neither too long, nor too short, too many words, nor too few. Juuuust right.

Douglas likes to choose qualities of human nature, pry them open, looking deep inside, holding them to the light to see all the intric
Nov 29, 2011 Mollie rated it really liked it
The older style of writing always takes me several pages to get used to, but once in the story I was enjoying the writing (moments of absolutely beautiful use of words) but not loving the story. However, the last several pages are so eloquent and powerful, they left me uplifted and committed to be a kinder more loving person. To be fair I have been feeling the cynic lately and know that it poisons me a bit, while I don't feel like I have anyone to forgive exactly, I have decided to look for the ...more
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Jan 15, 2010 Mark Stephenson rated it really liked it
I was impressed by the skill and conviction which could make of an essentially didactic novel a stirring story of the growth of a much-wronged and very bitter young man, Dinny Brumm, and his ties with his mother who died giving him birth and his father who was deceitfully denied contact with him by the pious but venal relatives who raised him. The author demonstrates a thorough understanding of the cynicism fashionable in America after World War I as well as of the doctrines, practices and preju ...more
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was a noteworthy American minister and author. He spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. He died in Los Angeles, California.
Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he didn't write his first novel until he was 50.
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