Ralph McInerny Died Jan. 29

Author Ralph McInerny died Friday, January 29th at the age of 80.  Ralph McInerny authored more than 40 books in addition to his well known mystery series featuring Father Dowling.  He also was a professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

McInerny himself, in summing up his career, shared a motto found on the desk of Herman Melville, “Be true to the dreams of your youth.”  Said McInerny, the storyteller, “Finally, that is what any writer does, return again and again to the original aspiration that came to him when young. It is the writing, producing a well-made story, that counts. All the rest is gravy.”

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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