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The Search for Maggie Ward
By (author): Andrew M. Greeley
9781250175168 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Historical / General Dec 31, 2018 Print Run: 5000
$22.50 CAD
Active 5.71 x 8.24 x 1.22 in 464 pages Tor/Forge Forge Books

The Search for Maggie Wardis a poignant tale of love, loss, and faith set in the aftermath of World War I, from acclaimedNew York Times bestsellling author and theologian Andrew M. Greeley.

Young Navy flier Jerry Keenan is supposed to be on his way home to Chicago, law school, and a postwar life that is socially acceptable to a well-off Irish Catholic family. Instead he is in Arizona delaying that homecoming while he wrestles with his memories of combat and the men he saw die.

That may be one reason an encounter with a girl at a Tucson lunch counter seems so appealing. Another reason is that she is mysterious, hauntingly beautiful, and very sexy—the perfect antidote for a troubled heart.

But just when Jerry realizes how much he needs Maggie Ward, she dramatically vanishes, or is taken, from him. And Jerry Keenan, in search of his destiny and his soul, must be willing to move heaven and earth to find the woman he loves.

ANDREW M. GREELEY was a distinguished sociologist and priest, an acclaimed scholar and college professor, and the bestselling author ofThe Cardinal Sins, They Brother's Wife, Ascent into Hell, Patience of a Saint, St. Valentine's Night,andThe Cardinal Virtues. His dozens of other novels include the popular Father Blackie Ryan mysteries, and his nonfiction works include the highly praisedMaking of the Popes andMyths of Religion.

Praise forThe Search for Maggie Ward and Andrew M. Greeley

"A fascinating novelist...with a rare, possibly unmatched point of view."—Los Angeles Times

"I enjoy reading Andrew Greeley. He spins wondrous romances."—New York Times Book Review

"Unabashedly romantic...impossible to resist...that is the singular magic ofThe Search for Maggie Ward"—Orlando Sentinel

"He has mastered the art of suspense and of drawing living, breathing men and women with whom you quickly become involved...keeps you turning the pages to find answers at the end of the book—and then leaves you feeling wistful because the last page as been turned."—Arizona Daily Star

"Greeley has that elusive ability to tell a story so that you want to find out what happens next."—Atlanta Journal

"A master storyteller."—Cincinnati Enquirer

"In the tradition of James T. Farrell, Father Greeley writes with passion and narrative force about the parishes where he grew up."—Chicago Sun-Times

"A genius for plumbing people's convictions as well as their opinions. That and his rich literary imagination make him truly exceptional."—Cleveland Press

"An expert on the emotions that make us human."—Minneapolis Star

"Greeley writes with style, delicacy, and sympathy."—Newsday

"The Search for Maggie Ward is a great success—an exciting love story and an inspiring one...loaded with suspense and romance....always-entertaining, always-inspiring novels...Father Greeley continues to deepen and mature as a writer of fiction. Each one is technically better than the one before; each reveals new depths of insight into the human heart and spirit."—St. Anthony Messenger

"A spellbinder...on par with any Andrew Greeley novel, I couldn't put it down. Page by page, the reader will search for Maggie with the protagonist, unable to stop until the novel is finished in a single sitting."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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