First Confession and its terrors. First grade with eighty-four other students and one nun to rule them all. The agony and ecstasy of Lent. The Worst Altar Server Ever. Dinah Shore and the Blessed Virgin, haunting your dreams. This is Eddie Ryan's world-the intensely Catholic world of Chicago's Seven Holy Tombs neighborhood and St. Bastion's parish in the 1950's. In this classic coming-of-age novel, John Powers draws readers into Eddie Ryan's world with bittersweet humor and deep affection.Powers, John R. is the author of 'Last Catholic In America ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780829421309 and ISBN 0829421300.