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The Resource The Dearly Beloved

The Dearly Beloved

Label
The Dearly Beloved
Title
The Dearly Beloved
Statement of responsibility
Cara Wall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily—fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern—after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not? James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James's escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life. In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy
Summary
In a novel that spans decades, two young couples' lives become intertwined when the husbands are appointed co-ministers of a venerable New York City church in the 1960s
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10795337
Cataloging source
BT
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Wall, Cara
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dearly Beloved
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_655299
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982104542
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dearly Beloved
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_655299
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982104542
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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