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A Novel by Frank Schaeffer

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A Novel by Frank Schaeffer

Calvin, the irrepressibly endearing hero of Frank Schaeffer's Calvin Becker Triology, is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can't really relax. Calvin's father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert "pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God's plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own...

"Not since Huck Finn has American literature been graced with a character as irresitible as Calvin Dort Becker." - Andre Dubus III, author of 'House of Sand and Fog'.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank Schaeffer is also the author of the two other novels in the Calvin Becker Trilogy, Zerman and Saving Grandma, as well as the non-fiction titles Faith of Our Sam, and, with his son John, Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the United States Marine Corps. He lives in Massachusetts and New York City.

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Author Frank Schaeffer

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