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The Runner Stumbles

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A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circum ...more
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Published September 1st 1979 by Avon Books (first published 1979)
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I read this book donkey years ago and have never forgotten it. I would really like to read it again if I could get hold of a copy of the book.

The Runner Stumbles is about the trial of a priest accused of murdering a nun from his parish in a small mining town. It is a story about crime and punishment, sin and guilt. On a deeper level, it is an exploration of the pressure of a religious calling. It brings the readers to exercise their values in regards to the conflict between duty and love, instit
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Milan Stitt was an American playwright and educator.

Milan Stitt was born in Detroit, Michigan; he graduated from Cooley High School in 1959. Stitt then studied at Albion College to become a priest before receiving his BA from the University of Michigan and MFA from the Yale School of Drama. At Michigan, he studied play-writing with Kenneth Thorpe Rowe.

As a writer, Stitt was best known for his play
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