Diary of a Country Priest


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Awarded the Grand Prix for Literature by the Academie Francaise and the Prix Femina, “The Diary of a Country Priest” recounts the daily life and spiritual turbulence of a young cleric as he attends to the needs and whims of his provincial parishoners. While his insights, jottings, character sketches, half-thoughts, and revisions illuminate both the joys and sorrows in the tiny Catholic universe of Ambicourt–such as the bitterness of Mme la Comtesse, or Delbende’s world-weariness, or the arrogance of Doctor Laville–they also increasingly lay bare the Christian soul of the young country priest himself, who untimately, and poignantly, discovers the divine grace that lies beyond all human suffering.

Softcover, 298 pages.

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Weight 16 oz