The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2017
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On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives--testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, through multiple generations.
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427289193
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Morton, Euan 1977-- Narrator
Alternative Title: 9th hour : a novel


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Jun 29, 2018

the story covers several generations of a family, and is an illuminating and engaging account of catholic life in early 20th century new york city, focused on the work of the nuns, who were a constant presence, caring for people of their faith ... no other safety net for the less fortunate. I listened to the audio version and the narrator gave a good rendition.


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