International: Brooklyn Heights, 1906

THE SON OF ADAM WYNGATE (440 pp.)—Mary O'Hara—McKay ($3.75).

The Rev. Bartholomew Wyngate stood in the pulpit, outwardly poised, looking at the comfortable, wealthy members of his Brooklyn Heights congregation. They loved and admired him as a good preacher and model citizen. They had no more idea than Pastor Wyngate in that year, 1906, how many of the old Victorian certainties were crumbling. As he intoned his text, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," they settled back for a sermon that would be solid but undisturbing.

The Son of Adam Wyngate is the story of Pastor Wyngate's collapse, and...

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