The Wiles of Sexton Maginnis

The Wiles of Sexton Maginnis

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A novel that describes Roman Catholic parish life in a small, working-class, post-Civil War Maryland town, in a delightful, humorous way—and especially deals with the issue of merging ethnicities within a parish, an issue so familiar to Americans. And this is not just about the Italians who are suddenly attending (and threatening to dominate) formerly-100%-Irish St. Kevin's, where Kerry-born Lewis Maginnis is sexton. Believe it or not, as the reader will soon learn, even within the Irish community itself there is rivalry between groups depending upon where in Ireland they traced their ancestry, and to the Italians it is crucial to know whether one is Sicilian or Genoese! Ah, what could be more American than that?

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940160930121
Publisher: Travelyn Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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