"A long, well researched, and entertaining novel about the beginnings of World War II. (It's the prologue to 'War and Remembrance,' which can be read independently of 'Winds of War' and covers the period from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.)"
"'Father Melancholy' is an Episcopal priest in North Carolina who is subject to regular bouts of depression. This is the story of his daughter and her relationships with her father and her missing mother."
"Theology, philosophy, physics, awe, despair, Manhattan, the Holocaust, twentieth-century America, an Episcopal priest, a rabbi, a missing cross. Fragmentary--not necessarily in a good way--but I liked it."
"Not one of my favorites in Howatch's Church of England series, but the moments of grace and redemption in her stories always get me. Set in England in the 1990s, this is the story of a former lawyer and a male prostitute. Warning: lots of explicit sex."