Second Spring: A Love Story
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Second Spring: A Love Story (Family Saga #6)

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It's 1978 and the whole country, exhausted from the twin traumas of Vietnam and Watergate, seems to be suffering from a massive hangover. Chucky O'Malley knows how the country feels; approaching fifty, he finds himself in the grip of a debilitating mid-life crisis. He hasn't lost his faith, exactly, but he does feel disillusioned and depressed. As he travels the world, Chu...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 16th 2004 by Forge Books (first published 2003)
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Gerald
I have been a very long-time fan of all of Father Andrew M. Greeley’s books. This is particularly true of his Nuala Anne McGrail series and most especially true of his books about the Crazy O’Malleys. Second Spring is the 5th in the 6-part series about Charles Cronin “Chucky-Ducky” O’Malley and his loveable family. This volume covers the period 1978-80 and finds Chucky approaching his 50th birthday with extreme dread. As a result of this “debilitating mid-life crisis,” he thinks he is not only “...more
Jo-Ann Murphy
I have always loved Andrew Greeley's books. I like his insight on the Church and have always liked his stories...until now. I did not like the characters in this book. They did not engage me or draw me in. If I read "Chucky Ducky" one more time I was ready to throw the book. I got so sick of Chucky Ducky's whining. He has a distinguished past career, a good job, a profitable second career, and a large loving family and all he does is see his death, be depressed and whine about how old he is when...more
Jim
A little slow for my taste and a little too much like reading a journal I shouldn't be reading. Not sure whether it is a religious/political statement by the author or just a story. Good enough to finish, but not nearly as good as other books by Greeley.
Susan Hester
A bit sophomoric. Doubt that I'll read any more of Father Greeley's books. I was surprised he was a priest given all the sex (between the main characters, a married couple) in this book. How does he know these things?
Laurie Mcclary
I did not much care for this book, very slow and confusing. Actually, I stopped reading after about chapter 3.
Sheree
Catholic Storyline. Kind of hard to follow. Also Dirty, lots to confess about.
Pat Baratta
Fifth book in the series, brings The O'Malley's into the 1970's.
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Andrew Greeley was a Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist, and author of 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. For decades, Greeley entertained readers with such popular characters as the mystery-solving priest Blackie Ryan and the fey, amateur sleuth Nuala Anne McGrail. His books typically center on Irish-American Roman Catholics living or working in Chicago.

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