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Making Believe

Leggett, John

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ISBN 10: 0395394120 / ISBN 13: 9780395394120
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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On title page: "For Neil and Audrey with warmest wishes. John Leggett aka Jack Anatajza (sp.) July 17, 1986." (In red ink.) DJ and book both Very Fine/Very Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 05144

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Title: Making Believe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Mint condition hardcover book in its also brand new condition decorative dustjacket. This is a first condition, first printing, the true collectible edition. Enjoy being the first to read this book!

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In his fifth novel, Leggett sets the contrasting careers of two Episcopalian priests against the tumultuous events of the 1960s. Narrator Ethan Soames follows a traditional career as a parish priest in New Jersey. His friend Roy Train, a former law professor, takes a radical path. Roy sees his mission as one of raising the people's consciousness and attracting the young back to the faith. He serves as a priest in a decaying parish and later as Bishop of Iowa, embracing gnosticism and involving himself in the civil rights struggle and antiwar movement along the way. Somewhat critical of his friend's shortcomings (Roy has an affair and divorces his wife), Ethan comes to realize that he too is susceptible to temptation. After Roy's death Ethan reflects that what his friend really preached was love, forgiveness, and tolerance. Once again, Leggett succeeds admirably in making the lives of ordinary men seem interesting and rather extraordinary. For most fiction collections. Brian E. Coutts, Rice Univ. Lib., Houston
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