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    In Catholic World Report, writer K.V. Turley has been doing the great service of interviewing a wide range of Catholic writers and artists. So far, he has spoken with a number of authors including Catholic novelists Michael D. O’Brien and Fiorella De Maria. Here is a complete list of the… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews Catholic writers Fiorella de Maria michael d. o'brien

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    For those who love classic mystery tales, the latest novel by Fiorella De Maria really seems to have struck a chord. In Catholic World Report, Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin says: Thus it is with joy that we welcome a newcomer to the pantheon of literary detectives. In a line of… Read more »

    Tags: detective fiction Fiorella de Maria mystery novels reviews the sleeping witness

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    The 2016 Aquinas Award for Fiction will be given to Michael D. O’Brien for his novel Elijah in Jerusalem at Aquinas College’s Second Annual Tolkien & Lewis Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee. Joseph Pearce, the acclaimed literary biographer and director of the Center for Faith and Culture, will present the award… Read more »

    Tags: aquinas award for fiction joseph pearce Lucy Beckett michael d. o'brien

  4. Robert Ovies’ first novel, The Rising, was acclaimed by readers as the sort of fast-paced thriller that grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until you’ve reached the back cover. His new novel, Barely a Crime, (read the first chapter here) is another spiritual thriller with even… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews Barely a Crime Robert Ovies The Rising

  5. First Chapter: Barely a Crime

    March 15, 2016 6:56 pm 1 Comment

    Read the first chapters of the novel Barely a Crime by Robert Ovies. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! PROLOGUE Kieran Lynch was born in a pine bed in his parents’ lower flat in West Belfast, Ireland, on a night that… Read more »

    Tags: Barely a Crime First Chapter Robert Ovies

  6. Meet Fiorella De Maria…

    January 8, 2016 5:27 pm Leave a Comment

    ..in this excellent profile of novelist Fiorella De Maria at the Catholic World Report website: During Lent 1998, a teenage girl, having just left an English convent school, knelt at the grotto of St. Jerome in the Holy Land. She prayed fervently, asking that through his intercession she would one… Read more »

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    Rev. John Morrison is an Episcopal priest living in Brightwaters, New York. A member of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, he is a retired English teacher with degrees from Darthmouth, Hofstra, SUNY Stony Brook, and the George Mercer School of Theology. He has presented a number of papers… Read more »

    Tags: C.S. Lewis John Morrison Michael O'Brien New York C. S. Lewis Society

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    2015 is almost over, and it’s time to look back over the past year in novels and in posts here at the Novel Thoughts blog. First off, here’s a list of the top-selling novels from the year: Elijah in Jerusalem: The long-awaited sequel to Father Elijah takes the top spot… Read more »

    Tags: best sellers top posts year in review

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    The Shop of Ghosts

    December 15, 2015 6:33 pm 1 Comment

    Nearly all the best and most precious things in the universe you can get for a halfpenny. I make an exception, of course, of the sun, the moon, the earth, people, stars, thunderstorms, and such trifles. You can get them for nothing. Also I make an exception of another thing,… Read more »

    Tags: Charles Dickens Christmas G.K. Chesterton short story

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    Reading and Community

    November 23, 2015 5:49 pm 3 Comments

    The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, has a profile of the Misfits, a group of men who get together to read and discuss works of literature: On a soggy November evening, 14 Catholic men sloshed their way to a taproom in Stillwater, shook off… Read more »

    Tags: book clubs reading groups

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