Book Reviews by Chris Guillet

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The Saint Joseph Plot

One sunny afternoon, Mary, the daughter of a prominent Congressman, staggers through Notre Dame’s campus, where the crowds have gathered for football. Mary collapses amidst them in a pool of blood. The man last seen with Mary, a drunken priest, hides nearby in the home of a law student, George DeMarco. The Congressional election is only days away. The Congressman, Mary’s father, has been on the ropes with the voters, and the election is up for grabs.

Who attacked Mary? Will the attack destroy her father’s chances of winning, or guarantee a win?

George DeMarco unravels the mystery with th...

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My Great-grandfather Turns 12 Today

My Grandfather Turns 12 is a light-hearted fantasy for twelve year-old boys and those who love them. The story is classic and simple, yet with a depth that teaches young readers (and reminds older ones) that our experiences and assumptions about life are relative to the few decades within which we live, and yet linked inseparably with the lives of our blood ancestors –our family. Though technology “progresses,” the real struggles of life never change.

Life isn’t fair for young Michael Farrell. It’s June 21, 1986, Michael’s twelfth birthday, but he can’t s...

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The World's Funniest Atheist

At last—Catholic satire for the rest of us!  The World’s Funniest Atheist traces the earthly fall and struggling renewal of Saul McNeil, the media’s favorite atheist. Saul’s life consists of book tours, television interviews, speeches, and self-promotion. He particularly stakes his fame on hurling jabs at the Catholic Church, but manages to do so with good humor – his trademark.  Saul is proud to be a niche atheist – funny, clever, and biting.

One afternoon, Saul’s chance confrontation with a few Internet-savy teenagers rocks his career. The video of the event goes viral. Saul is publi...

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Down Right Good

With four young children, including two near-teenagers, I am always on the lookout for good “young-adult” fiction.  Down Right Good is the third novel from Karen Kelly Boyce.  The novel’s basic story is straightforward: Angie, a ten year-old with Down’s syndrome, delivers a newspaper in her hometown, encountering adults along her route with adult sorts of problems, for which Angie—in a special way—offers simple, faith-filled solutions. 

Angie’s customers look forward to her regular visits, during which she drops off the tabloid paper and sw...

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