This Andrew M Greeley hard cover book is in very good condition.
The Jacket is in great shape with little edge ware. The pages are clean and tight with no store stamps on them. This book comes from a smoke and pet free home.
Younger Than Springtime copyright 1999
(0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) ISBN 0-312-86572-4
A chronicle of the O’Malleys in the Twentieth Century
Father Greeley returns to the compelling and compassionate postwar chronicle of the incredible, inestimable, and as some call them, “crazy O’Malley family” from Chicago’s West Side. It’s 1949, a year that none of the O’Malley’s or any of their legions of friends will ever forget.
Charles “Chucky” O’Malley is back from his two-year tour in Bamberg, Germany, but his carefully planned future of Notre Dame and accounting is not exactly proceeding as planned. But when has it ever? His hall rector, Father Pius, is determined to catch him in an expellable act, and Chucky’s interest in accounting is waning fast.
What he does best is take pictures. He’s not a Photographer: He is a “picture-taker,” plan and simple. Only there’s nothing plan or simple about his pictures. They’re elegant, insightful and penetrating. He has real talent. But is it possible to support a wife and family doing that?
Not that he has any intention of marrying anytime soon, mind you. Things are as complicated as ever between him and the lovely and lively Rosemarie Helen Clancy. There’s also the matter of the intoxicatingly beautiful blonde (also talented and rich)
Cordelia Lennon, with whom he’s become semi-involved.
Marriage is in the cards for other people: his dear sister Margaret Mary, (“Call me Peg!”)
And many of his friends who, like everyone else in America, are enjoying the postwar boom, (even the O’Malleys have a big new house in Oak Park and spend summer weekends at the lake house.)
With pluck, humor, and a very good ear for listening, Chucky has advice for all of his friends and family. It’s only his own life and feelings that he can’t quite get a grip on.
It is the sound of Chucky’s voice, self-deprecating, lilting, and humorous, that permeates this triumphant story of love. For the history of every family really is a love story in a way series of love stories but perhaps few are quite as remarkable as that of the O’Malleys.