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James P. Carroll

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: James Carroll was born in Chicago.

Biography: James Carroll was raised in Washington, D.C., and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguishedscholar-in-residence at Suffolk University, he is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

James P. Carroll on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A 20th century anthology :
ISBN: 0139349448 OCLC: 13350864

City below.
ISBN: 0395825229 OCLC: 231145300

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 1996.

  Madonna red /
ISBN: 0316130079 OCLC: 2020573

Little, Brown, Boston : ©1976.

Memorial Bridge /
ISBN: 0804112746 OCLC: 32607964

Ivy Books, New York, NY : 1995.

  Practicing Catholic /
ISBN: 0547336268 OCLC: 619593530

Mariner Books, Boston, Mass. : 2010.

A memoir in which the author discusses his early life as a Catholic which led him to the priesthood in 1968, the positions of the Church that caused him to leave, and the reasons why he continues in the faith while at the same time disagreeing with its stand on moral issues.

Secret father /
ISBN: 061848535x OCLC: 785780454

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 2003.

Secret Father is a suspenseful drama of family and politics set in Cold War Berlin. Missed signals, cloaked motives, false postures, and panicked responses echo tragically across borders and generations when, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a father and son recount the tense events of nearly thirty years before. In 1961, just before the Wall rises, three teenagers from an American school in West Germany travel to the Communist side of the divided city to join a rally. Unknown to them, their parents have unfinished business reaching back to World War II which will pull the teens into the vortex of an international incident.