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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Greeley Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America's best-loved and most widely read novelists, has delighted readers with his ongoing chronicles of the crazy O'Malleys, a rambunctious but resourceful Irish-American family caught up in the sweep of modern American history. The previous novels in the saga have taken the O'Malleys of Chicago from the aftermath of World War II through the tumultuous upheavals of the sixties. Now, in Second Spring, Charles Chucky O'Malley and his growing clan face the promise and pitfalls of the late seventies.

It's 1978 and the whole country, exhausted from the twin traumas of Vietnam and Watergate, is suffering from a massive hangover. Chucky O'Malley knows how the country feels; approaching fifty, he finds himself in the grip of a debilitating midlife crisis. Although he has much to be thankful for, including a loving wife and a thriving career as a professional photographer, he does not feel like a success. He hasn't lost his faith, exactly, but he does feel disillusioned and depressed. As he travels the world, from the Vatican, where a new pope is to be selected, to Jimmy Carter's White House, where an overwhelmed president struggles to find a cure for his nation's malaise, Chucky searches for a way to renew his weary spirit.

Fortunately, he doesn't have to face this challenge alone. With the loving support of his family, and especially his irrepressible and adoring wife, Rosemarie, he just might rediscover his lost hope and optimism in time for a Second Spring. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jim | 10/1/2013

    " A little slow for my taste and a little too much like reading a journal I shouldn't be reading. Not sure whether it is a religious/political statement by the author or just a story. Good enough to finish, but not nearly as good as other books by Greeley. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laurie Mcclary | 5/3/2013

    " I did not much care for this book, very slow and confusing. Actually, I stopped reading after about chapter 3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suz | 8/10/2012

    " A bit sophomoric. Doubt that I'll read any more of Father Greeley's books. I was surprised he was a priest given all the sex (between the main characters, a married couple) in this book. How does he know these things? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pat Baratta | 1/12/2012

    " Fifth book in the series, brings The O'Malley's into the 1970's. "

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About the Author

Father Andrew Greeley, a native of Chicago, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as research associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church—including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest.