Patience of a Saint
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Patience of a Saint

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Redmond P. Kane, a popular Chicago newspaper columnist and Pulitzer prize winner, smokes and drinks too much, neglects his kids, enjoys a mistress, is feared and hated by his colleagues, and has shared nothing but a bed with his wife for much too long. At 53, Red is an unhappy, disgruntled cynic. But soon, all that changes. On a Chicago street corner a speeding car, almost...more
Paperback, 490 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Warner Books Inc (Mm) (first published January 1st 1987)
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Where does a priest get off writing so well?
A wonderful story about a man who get a fighting warning from God. He proceeds to change his life: becoming attentive to his wife, a real & understanding father to his children and an all-around nice guy.

Being reformed makes his family uncomfortable. Eventually he does return to his old ways while God has a few surprised waiting for him.

It shows that's it's easy to wish someone change their ways but not as easy to cope when it actually happens.
Elizabeth Tangora
Okay, so it was mainly my fault I didn't like it; I was given it under the impression that it was going to be a mystery, so I spent the whole book waiting for the mystery to happen. And it isn't. And there is nothing (Spoiler!) grosser than reading a sex scene written by a priest.
Sep 02, 2007 Ann rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This book saved my marriage at one time -- too bad my ex didn't read it as well. ;) A great read about the possiblity of change and the inertia of what is known.
Falling in love with the same wife a second time. Well, I guess it could happen...
Found this in Volo Illinois. Paid $1.00
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