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Lord of the Dance (Passover #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  398 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Noelle is the daughter of Roger, a college professor and candidate for public office with adulterous tendencies, and Irene, once a very promising bright young woman, and still beautiful, but clearly broken by years of a domestic life with a cheating husband. — She becomes obsessed with her uncle, Danny Farrell, who has always been a black sheep of sorts in the family. Dann ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published by Warner Books (first published January 1st 1984)
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I've read reviews of this book by others, and how anyone could read it and think the adult Farrells are the primary characters is beyond me. Noele Marie Brigid Farrell is the embodiment of a teenager; fey, funny, nosy and lively. This book made me love Andrew Greeley and wish he were MY parish priest - and I'm not even Catholic! I saw so much of myself in Noele that I was finally convinced I was a normal girl. Mystery, intrigue, family dynamics, sexual relationships and even PSTD are all spell-b ...more
Tess Mertens-Johnson
WOW – this book had me turning pages by page 25.
Set in the early 1980s, the Farrell family, from the outside, looks like your standard Irish Catholic family.
But behind closed doors are lies, secrets and murder.
Noelle (Mary Noelle – born of Christmas) is the daughter of Roger a stuffed shirt attorney, and Irene his society wife borderline alcoholic. She is 17 and needs to write a family history for school. She is very precocious and digs deep into the family dirty laundry.
Her uncles on her fathe
The first Andrew Greeley book I read and loved! It really got me to think about grace in my life.
Read it quite a few years back. Had borrowed it from dear friend, Annie.
I remember that it was a racy-read. I couldn't wait to find out who'd dunnit n what'd happen to Irene n Noelle. :)
All in all, a good read.
Robert Thompson
Great book, could not put it down.
Bruce Hammond
Not my cup o' tea. Don't know why he was a big seller in his day.
Shirley Freeman
I used to read many of Andrew Greeley's books,especially those with characters Blackie Ryan or Nuala Anne McGrail, but hadn't read any for quite awhile. Since Greeley recently died, I figured I would read one of his books in his memory. This one was okay but wasn't a favorite. I wouldn't recommend it - though I generally like Greeley's take on what a loving God is about.
An Irish-American family's secrets are threatened when the granddaughter seeks family information for a paper she wants to write. This story was interesting with twists and turns right up to the end. Andrew Greeley (author) was a Catholic priest, who wrote wonderous moral stories that raise difficult issues. Loved this book.
I'm a huge Greeley fan, so when I discovered a book of his I hadn't read yet I was thrilled. He's so good at telling stories about real people and their relationship with their church and God. He intertwines both with such dexterity!
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Deborah Treon
Loved it - read several times. I do not always fall in love w/Andrew Greeley but this one - yeah.
Horribly written and trite. Greeley phoned this one in and just barely at that.
Typical Greeley book. It had a lot of local Chicago customs and lore in it.
Dec 23, 2011 Ariane added it
I don't really remember this book. Hence, no review.
Jun 08, 2013 Peggy added it
#5, a good one I think I recall
Read many many years ago....
Aug 28, 2008 Cws added it
Shelves: adult-fiction
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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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