ONLY THE DYING, BOOK II:
THE sick man
In The Widow's Prayer, the first novel of this ambitious two-volume saga by Jude Joseph Lovell, readers were introduced to Walter and Greta Brogan, a young couple in 1920s Indiana, beginning their lives together with high hopes and humble aspirations. While Walter struggles to emerge from beneath the wing of his domineering father-in-law, Greta seeks to fulfill her calling as a wife and mother while pursuing avenues for her fierce intelligence and resolve.
As The Sick Man opens, Walter has established his own identity as a fuel oil distributor for a major petroleum corporation. But he fears he has taken on more than he can chew as the Great Depression hurls the country into economic chaos, and makes a fateful choice to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Greta carefully navigates her own battles, including a growing conflict with her German father and a wayward brother whose taste for rebellion aggravates a festering family crisis. All the while, across the small town of Bentonville, an unprecedented tension threatens to explode.
Filled with colorful characters and evocative detail of a bygone era crucial to America's legacy, The Sick Man concludes Jude Joseph Lovell's epic re-imagining of his own grandparents' lives.
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