by Gail Godwin
Read August 2008
I kept seeing Gail Godwin's name on the Amazon "Customers who bought this also bought..." list of books when looking for religious memoirs.
This book isn't a religious memoir, but it has the same tone. Julie has been recommending this book for a while. When I saw that it was written by Gail Godwin, I decided to try it.
I loved this book! Father Melancholy is an Episcopal priest who is raising his daughter alone after his wife left town with her best friend and never came back. This is a small town book and would probably appeal to the same people who read the Mitford books, I guess. I appealed to me because of the religious angle. What a good read and very satisfying.