Books: Savlng Grace

THE WORLD IS MADE OF GLASS

by Morris West Morrow; 322 pages; $15.95

Roman Catholic novelists have done well with the idea that the path to grace is crowded with sinners. The latest novel from Morris West (The Devil's Advocate, The Shoes of the Fisherman) follows that formula: long periods of decadence punctuated by brief moments of salvation. The priestly figure preoccupied with sin in this case is a psychiatrist, and no ordinary one. He is the great Carl Gustav Jung, faced with a fearsome opponent who confounds even him.

The patient is Magda Liliane Kardoss...

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