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War No More


James Carroll contributes the Foreword to The Library of America volume on Antiwar writing, edited by Lawrence Rosenwald.

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Toward a New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform


“The boisterous collapse of trust in the Catholic hierarchy during the pedophile scandals makes it not only important but imperative to heed this eloquent call for a new Ecumenical (this time truly ecumenical) Council.” - Garry Wills 

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The City Below


“As a novelist-historian of our times, James Carroll might be compared to the British novelist Doris Lessing - his work has her range and intensity…Carroll has become one of the writers who shape our sense of ourselves.” - Martin Green, The Atlantic

A New York Times Notable Book

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Prince of Peace


A novel of faith, redemption, truth, and honor, “so rich and vital it leaves you breathless.” - Chicago Tribune

“A coherent and credible statement” of what divided America during Vietnam.  - The New York Times

A New York Times bestseller

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Secret Father


“There is no redemption without pain. But the message of ''Secret Father'' is broader: for nations as for individuals, there can be no imagining the future Until the past has been quieted.” - Alan Riding, The New York Times

A New York Times Notable Book 

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Memorial Bridge


A novel about an American family destroyed by the Vietnam War. 

“Carroll captures a commitment to principle, and fierce bewildered bravery emblematic to a generation.” - Publishers Weekly

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Family Trade


“Mr. Carroll is a storyteller of growing power, and in ''Family Trade'' he has bitten off his biggest drama yet and made of it a surpassing banquet” - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

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Fault LInes


A brutal custody battle against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, “a novel of interesting depth and subtlety.” - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

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Mortal Friends


“The Irish Godfather.” - The Boston Globe

“The best novel to come out of Boston since Edwin O’Connor’s Last Hurrah.” - John Barkham Reviews

A New York Times Bestseller, more than one million sold

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Madonna Red


“A feminist thriller” –Howard Zinn

Translated into eight languages 

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Forbidden Disappointments


“James Carroll’s first book of verse Forbidden Disappointments is impressive. The general theme is the conflict between belief and existential disorder. “Resurrection Poem” and half a dozen others announce a new, original talent.” –Allen Tate