From the Loyola Classics series . . .
"New editions of acclaimed Catholic novels."
Father Frank Healy unexpectedly encounters his former high school girlfriend, Libby, at a time of crisis in his vocation. He is drawn into the lives of Libby, her criminal husband, her troubled daughter, and other characters living in and around an Ojibway reservation in northern Minnesota where Frank pastors a mission. This absorbing, realistic and faith-filled novel explores the territory all of us find ourselves in when we believe ourselves to be “north of hope.”
Author: Jon Hassler is an award-winning author of eleven novels, two story collections, and three plays. He has been called "a writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction" by The New York Times Book Review and "one of America's most completely satisfying novelists" by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife. He has been writing for more than thirty years and is currently working on a novel, a children's book, and a book of stories.
Introduction to this novel is by Amy Wellborn.