"First Edition: October 1990" stated on copyright page; Ballantine Books publishers, New York; hardbound in light grey and black boards with silver stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
goodreads review -
Master storyteller Jon Hassler draws us into the vividly rendered, emotionally charged world of Father Frank Healy, a priest hoping to reawaken a vocation that he fears is leaking away. Working at a mission on an Ojibway reservation in Northern Minnesota, Frank unexpectedly encounters his old high school girlfriend, Libby, and is swept up in a gripping drama of temptation, crime, and love that shows him how wounded hearts are healed. This absorbing novel, among Hassler’s finest, is a beautifully told tale of blighted spirits restored by the power of hope.