A Novel

by Mary Ann Sorrentino



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781669857662
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781669857679
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781669857686

About the Book

Loss of Heaven, Pains of Hell tells the story of
One determined newspaper writer who
takes on the challenges of a local
Roman Catholic diocese and the parishioners and clergy
in it struggling with today’s difficult and even criminal realities.

It is a human tale that Catholics, non-Catholics, and non-
believers alike will find all-too familiar and
one which many headlines across the nation and around the
world reference all too often.

This is a book that deals less with drama and more with the
troubling reality of human weaknesses, temptations, and day-to-
day tragedies with which we are all too familiar,

The author’s greatest hope is that it will not only remind us of daily
challenges we may all face—directly or through our loved ones’
experiences—but will also offer us hope that, with determination
and courage we can have a role in righting the wrongs that have
been covered up for too many centuries

In the end, the characters encourage all of us to find the courage
to do the right thing, however many barriers, threats, and,
difficulties stand between us and justice.

All of these story lines will be familiar to readers who, hopefully,
will find in this novel the understanding, compassion, and
camaraderie we all need to overcome spiritual and truly human crises.

About the Author

Mary Ann Sorrentino has been writing commentaries for newspapers across the country for more than a quarter of a century. She has been a syndicated columnist and continues to write for the Providence Journal on a regular schedule, as well as for other national newspapers on a freelance basis including the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, and others. A graduate of Elmira College and the University of Florence, Italy, she has also lectured widely on campuses including the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Bologna, Italy School of Medicine, Boston College, Northeastern University, University of Wisconsin, and many more. She is the author of the book Abortion, the A Word (Gadd Books) available on amazon.com and other websites as well as in bookstores. She contributed a chapter on outpatient female sterilization for the University of Bologna book Sterilizzazione Maschile e Femminile. Finally, she has been interviewed on TODAY, CNN, Donahue, and numerous national and local TV stations. Articles on her life and work have appeared in the NY Times, TIME magazine, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and dozens of major national newspapers. She was also featured in the Emmy Award–winning documentary “Taking On the Kennedys” (by Josh Seftel). She was a regular contributor to Yahoo Voices for three years until its closing in 2014. Sorrentino writes on a wide range of topics including social issues, health matters, travel, women’s concerns, and global as well as domestic political discussions. She is also a lecturer on the Lifelong Learning faculty of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Her blogs appear on maryannsorrentino.blogspot.com.