“The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook to God based on the Wisdom of the Saints,” by Ralph Martin
“A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea,” by Masaji Ishikawa
– Andrea Arcarola
Guardian Angel, Brighton Beach
“Silence,” by Shusaku Endo
“An Artist of the Floating World,” by Kazuo Ishiguro
“See How She Loves Us,” by Joan Carroll Cruz
“Holbein’s Sir Thomas More,” by Hilary Mantel and Xavier F. Salomon
– Jesus Chan
St. Bartholomew’s, Elmhurst
“The Works of Mercy,” by Pope Francis
“The Courage to be Happy,” by Pope Francis
“How The Light Gets In,” by Brian Doyle
“Vesper Time,” by Frank Cunningham
“Boundless Compassion,” by Joyce Rupp
– Sister Ave Clark, O.P.
Director, Heart-to-Heart Ministries
“Attack on the Liberty,” by James Scott
– John Gallo
Newtown Square, Pa.
“The City of God,” by Saint Augustine translated by Marcus Dods, D.D.
“Winning the Battle Against Sin, Hope-Filled Lessons From the Bible,” by Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
“The Lion of Munster: The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis,” by Daniel Utrecht
– James Giorgio
Deacon Candidate Class of 2019
“Pistaco: A Tale of Love in the Andes,” by Lynn F. Monahan
– Marie Elena Giossi
Acting Managing Editor
“The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah
“Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc,” by Mark Twain
– John Kaseta
Blessed Sacrament, Bayside
“On Hope,” by Pope Francis
“Monk Dawson,” by Piers Paul Read
“The Green Years,” by A. J. Cronin
“Deep River,” by Shusaku Endo
– Father Robert Lauder
Professor of Philosophy, St. John’s University
“To Light a Fire on the Earth,” by Bishop Robert Barron and John L. Allen, Jr.
“The Soul’s Upward Yearning,” by Robert Spitzer, S.J.
“My Cousin Rachel,” by Daphne du Maurier
“The World According to Bob,” by James Bowen
– Kay Lawrence
Corpus Christi, Woodside
“Creation and the Cross,” by Elizabeth Johnson
“The Bucolic Plague,” by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
– Mel Sperti
“Wild Justice,” by Mark Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
“Self-Awareness in Animals and Humans,” by Sue Taylor Parker and Robert W. Mitchell
“The Dynamic Dance: Nonvocal Communication in African Great Apes,” by Barbara J. King
“Orangutans: Wizards of the Rainforest,” by Anne E. Russon
“The Thinking Ape,” by Richard Byrne
“The Great Ape Project,” by Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer, eds.
“The Animal Mind,” by Kristen Andrews
“Origins of Intelligence: The Evolution of Cognitive Development in Monkeys, Apes, and Humans,” by Sue Taylor Parker and Michael L. McKinney
“The Orangutans: Their Evolution, Behavior, and Future,” by Gisela Kaplan and Lesley J. Rogers
“Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals,” by Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella II, eds.
– Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D.
Professor of English, St. Francis College
“Patton’s Last Gamble: The Disastrous Raid on POW Camp Hammelburg in World War II,” by Duane Schultz
“Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” by Andrew Roberts
“Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire,” by Bret Baier
“Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey,” by Sean Avery
– Anthony Troiano
Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen parish, Carroll Gardens
“No Enemies, No Hatred,” by Liu Xiaobo
“The Church Cannot Remain Silent,” by Oscar Romero
“Pope Francis and the Theology of The People,” by Rafael Luciani
“The First American Martyr: Biography of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother,” by Bishop Anthony Taylor
“A Case of Two Cities,” by Qiu Xiaolong
“The First Catechetical Instruction,” by St. Augustine
– Father John Vesey
Pastor, St. Michael’s, Flushing
“The Gatekeepers,” by Chris Wipple
“99 Stories of the Game,” by Wayne Gretzky
“From Islam to Christ,” by Derya Little
– Deacon Chris Wagner
Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park
“Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: Literary Parish in the Twenties and Thirties,” by Noel Riley Fitch
“The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald,” edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
“Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald,” by Matthew J. Bruccoli
– Father Joseph F. Wilson
St. Margaret, Middle Village
“How Did Lubitsch Do It?,” by Joseph McBride
– Scott Weiss, PH.D.
Professor of Communications Arts
St. Francis College, Brooklyn
Corrections: On our first list of summer books (June 30 – July 7), we listed contributor Joe Brostek as being from St. Kevin’s parish, Flushing. Everyone in Flushing knows that Joe is actually from St. Andrew Avellino parish… Also misidentified was Carolyn Quadarella, who is a parishioner at St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, and St. Mark the Evangelist, Tucson Ariz. She is not a professor at St. Francis College.
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