I only began reading it today; it's 1896, about a frustrated young methodist pastor stuck in a provincial town far from the city glitz where his talents belong; he's just met the foxy (Irish) daughter of a local magnate, and seems to be doubting his faith (religious, marital) already! Gosh. Very well written.
Wow. Is he still talking about "Eyetalians"? My Eyetalian grandfather and his brothers worked in a quarry. My grandfather saw his brother die in a landslide. I don't think they were compensated. *ponders*
Can you tell me more about this book, yarb? I never heard of this one but it looks interesting.