Synopses & Reviews
An unforgettable story of an utterly unpredictable family, from the critically acclaimed author of Portofino.
Calvin Becker s family are good Bible-believing missionaries; it s their duty to spread the Word to everyone they meet. But now they face their greatest spiritual challenge right in their own home: Grandma. Foulmouthed, foul-tempered, and heathen through and through, she s staying in the spare room, recuperating from a broken hip and making it next to impossible for the Beckers to do the Lord s work.
Calvin s pious mom is determined to save Grandma s soul, even if she s doing it through gritted teeth. His father s spending more and more time in his room, blasting opera records to drown out the old lady s voice. And Calvin wishes things would just get back to normal so he could go on vacation and see his beloved Jennifer.
But now Calvin s starting to understand Grandma a little better and appreciate her a little more. After all, misery loves company."
About the Author
Frank Schaeffer has worked as a director on a number of movies, both theatrical and television. Together with Frank J. Gruber, he also wrote the screenplay for the film version of Portofino. He lives in Massachussetts.