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Patience of a Saint

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  207 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Bestselling author Andrew Greeley writes a powerful and wonderfully funny novel about an irascible Chicago newspaperman who, after a brush with death, rediscovers human decency, his faith and his wife.
Paperback, 490 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Warner Books (NY) (first published January 1st 1987)
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Sep 11, 2010 Brian rated it liked it
Where does a priest get off writing so well?
Sep 09, 2013 Karmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 15, 2008 Elizabeth Tangora rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 it was amazing
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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.
Dec 30, 2014 Clifford rated it liked it
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Falling in love with the same wife a second time. Well, I guess it could happen...
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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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