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  1. The recently released new edition of G.K. Chesterton’s The Flying Inn has been garnering stellar reviews! In Catholic World Report, Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin writes that Chesterton’s gleeful exaggeration satirizes the many-headed Hydra of modernity. Abstract modern art is “bad wall-paper; the sort of wall-paper that gives a sick man… Read more »

    Tags: book reviews G.K. Chesterton the flying inn

  2. We recently ran across this fun video starring editor and educator Eleanor Nicholson, a preview for her course on Dracula for Homeschool Connections, which is an online course supplement for homeschooling families. Watch her intro below–it’s engaging, witty, and worthwhile, whether you’re lining up your literature offerings this Fall or… Read more »

    Tags: book trailers classics dracula horror humor Ignatius Critical Editions video

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    Read the first chapter of the novel The Sleeping Witness by Fiorella De Maria. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! Father Gabriel never felt the slow encroachment of middle age more painfully than on an evening such as this. It was… Read more »

    Tags: Father Gabriel Fiorella de Maria First Chapter mystery the sleeping witness

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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 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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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