Glen Ridge, NJ – The Independent Press Award recognized An Irish Lullaby in the category of Religious Fiction as a Distinguished Favorite Award Winner.
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An Irish Lullaby depicts humanties’ search for relevancy and fulfillment, set against the backdrop one of the most controversial, moral, and burning social/cultural issues of our time, abortion. Read more
An Irish Lullaby wins first prize at The Southern California Book Festival in the Spiritual Category. See the list of prize winners here.
NJ.com • Aug 26, 8:00 AM
By Rev. Alexander Santora/For the Jersey Journal
His first book was on the environment. The second was a smash hit smashing Chris Christie. His third book — and first novel — brings him back to his Jersey City West Side neighborhood, where he nurtured his Catholic faith at St. Aloysius Church, right at the mouth of the entrance to Lincoln Park.
“An Irish Lullaby” tells the story of the fictional Rev. Sean O’Connor, now 75, a former pastor of St. Aloysius who’s back for a second assignment at the tail end of his career. The new pastor is a monsignor, a rank O’Connor never reached. A cast of memorable characters fills out the storyline: a Catholic deacon and his wife, staff members of the local Planned Parenthood, a rabbi, and the first Italian – it’s about time – archbishop of Newark, Mario Scaponi. Read more