Sam was a Chicago lawyer content to drift though life on his good looks and his wife's money, until a violent crime shatters his world. Newly addicted to watching Sister North, a nun with a popular television show, Sam embarks on a trip to Lake Eagleton, Wisconsin, to see the nun personally, seeking forgiveness and spiritual guidance. In Lake Eagleton, he finds out much more about Sister North, himself, and falling in love than he ever expected. Sister North is a novel of forgiveness and hope that takes a poignant and humorous look at what passes for love and faith in the twenty-first century.
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"Sister North's answer to Sam's existential question is unexpected, hilarious, and more than worth the trip."
- The New York Times Book Review
"Few novelists explore, much less capture, the religious imagination with the talent Jim Kokoris invests in these pages. Sister North is an impressive achievement."
- Chicago Tribune
"A compelling story of forgiveness and spiritual awakening . . . imaginative, deeply felt."
- The Dallas Morning News
"A Chicago divorce lawyer seeks solace from an unlikely divine source after a tragic shooting in this funny, touching second novel."
- Publishers Weekly
"A tender poignancy permeates this charmingly profound yet deviously humorous portrait of redemption and renewal."
"Sister North is a journey into the heart and soul, peopled with an intriguing cast, and told with wit and wisdom."
- Robert Inman, author of Captain Saturday
Jim Kokoris is the author of the novel The Rich Part of Life, for which he won a Friends of American Writers Award for Best First Novel. His humor writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend, Chicago Sun-Times, and Reader's Digest. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Kokoris lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.
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Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312335075
Book Description St. Martin's Griffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312335075 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1023525