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A Midwinter's Tale

A Midwinter's Tale

Family Saga (Volume 1)

Andrew M. Greeley

Forge Books



Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America's most popular and trusted storytellers, has long charmed readers with his chronicles of the crazy O'Malleys, an irrepressible and resilient Irish American family caught up in the rush of modern American history.

A Midwinter's Tale is the first book in the Family Saga series

Stationed in Bamberg, Germany, in the chaotic aftermath of WWII, pint-sized Charles "Chucky" Cronin O'Malley can't seem to keep himself out of harm's way. Whether it be with black marketeers, border patrols, or even his commanding officer, Chucky always seems to land in impossible scrapes, relying on a quick wit and blind luck (or is it Heavenly intervention?) to save his hide. And until the day he meets beautiful seventeen-year-old Trudi, a girl on the run from smugglers and the U.S. Army, he manages to keep himself in one piece. Trudi needs Chucky's help. If he isn't careful though, she may also make off with his heart.

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When we lived on Menard Avenue, I used to lie half-awake listening to my parents' conversation after the Bing Crosby program or Amos and Andy.
So I heard their conversation about love between Rosemarie and me.
I slept on...

Praise for A Midwinter's Tale

“Fans of Greeley's trademarked light touch will enjoy yet another tale of the trials and turmoils of Chicago's own.” —The Irish American Post

“Sentimentality and nostalgia for bygone days underlie this coming-of-age story from Greeley....Fans will love it.” —Library Journal

“In this deft addition to this shelf of novels, Greeley once again shows his knack for combining solid characterizations, folksy prose, a bantamweight sense of history, and understated Catholic morality to make highly entertaining fiction.” —Publishers Weekly


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Andrew M. Greeley

Priest, sociologist, author, and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013) was the author of over 50 bestselling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. His novels include the Bishop Blackie Ryan series, including The Archbishop in Andalusia; the Nuala Anne McGrail series, including Irish Tweed; the O’Malley Family Saga, including A Midwinter’s Tale; and standalones such as Home for Christmas and The Cardinal Sins.

A leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to believers’ evolving concerns. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

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