My Father's House

Joseph O'Connor


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My Father's House by O'Connor, Joseph
Regular price $27.00
Regular price Sale price $27.00

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Star of the Sea and winner of the 2021 Irish Book Awards Book of the Year for Shadowplay, comes a gripping and atmospheric new novel set in occupied Rome.

September 1943: German forces have Rome under their control. Gestapo boss Paul Hauptmann rules over the Eternal City with vicious efficiency. Hunger is widespread. Rumors fester. The war's outcome is far from certain. Diplomats, refugees, Jews, and escaped Allied prisoners flee for protection into Vatican City, the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country nestled within the city of Rome. A small band of unlikely friends led by a courageous Irish priest is drawn into deadly battle of wits as they attempt to aid those seeking refuge.

My Father's House is inspired by the extraordinary true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who, together with his accomplices, risked his life to smuggle Jews and escaped Allied prisoners out of Italy right under the nose of his Nazi nemesis. Suspenseful and beautifully written, My Father's House tells an unforgettable story of love, faith, sacrifice, and courage.

"Few living writers can take us back in time so assuredly, with such sensual density, through such gorgeous sentences."--Peter Carey

Publisher: Europa Editions
Published: 01/31/2023
Pages: 440
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.30w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9781609458355

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2022 pg. 7
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 12/12/2022
Booklist 01/01/2023 pg. 33