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    Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Loyola Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John R Powers, Edited by Amy Welborn, Introduction by Tom Pinkett McGrath

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    Description"Hilarious, touching, beautiful . . ." --"Detroit News""A totally enjoyable novel with at least one laugh on every page." --"Fresno B"ee." . . you'll never forget it." --"Publishers Weekly "Growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot--and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie's world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls--the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing, which often deepens the mystery, but sometimes clarifies it, too. Entering Eddie Ryan's world will delight not only readers who grew up there with him, but also those too young to remember. This new edition of "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" includes a new introduction as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups.


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    Title
    Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John R Powers, Edited by Amy Welborn, Introduction by Tom Pinkett McGrath
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 191 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780829421439
    ISBN 10: 0829421432
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FI
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    Libri: I-FI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FW
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    LC subject heading: ,
    ECPA Christian Book Category: FICGENFHS
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/ILLINO, LOCL/ILCHIC
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC042030, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3566.O87 D6 2005
    Edition statement
    First Edition, First ed.
    Publisher
    Loyola Press
    Imprint name
    Loyola Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    John R. Powers was born in 1945 on the South Side of Chicago. He earned a BA in sociology from Loyola University Chicago and an MA and a PhD in communications from Northwestern University. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Studs Terkel, a Chicago radio personality and writer known for his oral histories ("Hard Times," "The Good War"). Powers was a professor of speech and performing arts at Northeastern Illinois University for six years. He also created and hosted a number of specials for Chicago public television during this time. Powers's stories first appeared in the form of articles written for "Chicago" magazine. The novels followed in quick succession: "The Last Catholic in America," " Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?," and "The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God." He has written one other novel, "The Junk-Drawer Corner-Store Front-Porch Blues," as well as "Odditude: Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do." He and his wife, JaNelle, have two daughters, Jacey and Joy. He lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and is a motivational speaker.
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    Hilarious, touching, beautiful . . ." --"Detroit News" "A totally enjoyable novel with at least one laugh on every page." --"Fresno Bee" ." . . you'll never forget it." --"Publishers Weekly" Growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot--and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie's world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls--the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing, which often deepens the mystery, but sometimes clarifies it, too. Entering Eddie Ryan's world will delight not only readers who grew up there with him, but also those too young to remember. Hilarious, touching, beautiful . . ." --"Detroit News" "A totally enjoyable novel with at least one laugh on every page." --"Fresno Bee" ." . . you'll never forget it." --"Publishers Weekly" Growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot--and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie's world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls--the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing, which often deepens the mystery, but sometimes clarifies it, too. Entering Eddie Ryan's world will delight not only readers who grew up there with him, but also those too young to remember.