(From the publisher):
Kathleen Leary Donahue has a handsome husband, Brien, who is a senatorial hopeful; three beautiful children; and a promising professional future of her own. But a startling phone call from her husband's male lover brings Kathleen face to face with stunning reality. Respecting Brien's political aspirations, Kathleen agrees to postpone divorce proceedings until after the election. But her safety is imperiled when pressures of the campaign and bouts of alcoholism push Brien to explosive violence. The return of Kathleen's high school flame brings hope to the storm of her life, hope that is jeopardized by old ghosts that threaten to keep them apart.
As if the family crisis over Brien's drinking and philandering isn't enough, Kathleen's brother, Bishop James Leary, is faced with an equally volatile controversy within the Church when a young parishioner comes forward to confront the man who sexually abused him: a Catholic priest with a history of similar accusations checkering his past.
Fraught with the pathos of a failing marriage, splintered relationships, and shattering secrets, Fall from Grace chronicles the falling fortunes of a patrician Chicago family and the Church they all love.
Original title: Fall from Grace
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives