Henry Morton Robinson (1898-1961) was born in Boston and lived much of his life in Woodstock, New York. He taught English at Columbia University and wrote novels, most famously The Cardinal, which was made into a film nominated for six Academy Awards.
"A work of beauty . . . I absolutely loved it."
"My favorite parts are the behind-the-scenes accounts of how the Vatican works, and the descriptions of the Roman contessa's salon." --"National Review"
"A fascinating look into aspirations, anxieties, and self-image of American Catholics." --"Ignatius Insight"