The Hard Way. "From Eternity to Here: Memoirs of an Angry Priest" by John Hanrahan. [review]
For those who remember John Hanrahan as an incisive literary critic for "The Age", former editor of ABR, and literary commentator on the ABC, this biographical account, published posthumously, will have great poignancy. Hanrahan was a writer who did it the hard way, because of the struggle involved in being a Catholic priest. In kicking against the pricks, he found his voice. As much as this is a book about an individual attaining peace outside the Catholic Church, it is also a book about making the most of the changes and chances of this fleeting world. In that, Hanrahan touches us all.