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The Resource Sophia House : a novel, Michael D. O'Brien

Sophia House : a novel, Michael D. O'Brien

Label
Sophia House : a novel
Title
Sophia House
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sophia House is set in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. Pawel Tarnowski, a bookseller, gives refuge to David Schäfer, a Jewish youth who has escaped from the ghetto, and hides him in the attic of the book shop. Throughout the winter of 1942-43, haunted by the looming threat of discovery, they discuss good and evil, sin and redemption, literature and philosophy, and their respective religious views of reality. Decades later, David becomes a convert to Catholicism, is the Carmelite priest Fr. Elijah Schäfer called by the Pope to confront the Anti-christ in Michael O'Brien's best-selling novel, Father Elijah: an Apocalypse. In this "prequel", the author explores the meaning of love, religious identity, and sacrifice viewed from two distinct perspectives. The cast of characters also includes the notorious Count Smokrev, a literate Nazi Major, a French novelist, a terrifying Polish bear, the Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev, and Pawel's beloved Kahlia, the elusive figure who moves through the story as an unseen presence. As the story unfolds, the loss of spiritual fatherhood in late Western society is revealed as a problem of language in the heart and soul, and as one of the gravest crises of our times. As the author points the way to rediscovery of our Father in heaven, he also shows us the path to renewal of human fatherhood. This is a novel about small choices that shift the balance of the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Michael D.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.O25
LC item number
S67 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occupation of Poland (1939-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Jews
  • Christian converts
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Christian converts
  • Jews
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Poland
Label
Sophia House : a novel, Michael D. O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9781586171049
Lccn
2004115170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2864457
  • (OCoLC)58803554
  • (OCoLC)ocm58803554
  • 1642907
  • 2864457
Label
Sophia House : a novel, Michael D. O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9781586171049
Lccn
2004115170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2864457
  • (OCoLC)58803554
  • (OCoLC)ocm58803554
  • 1642907
  • 2864457

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