Manhattan Transfer

The Witness of St. Ansgar’s

Francis W. Nielsen

Steerforth Press, $23.95, 240 pp.

Now and then a novel surfaces, seemingly from nowhere, telling a tale we didn’t even know we needed to hear. Such a rarity is The Witness of St. Ansgar’s. Information on its author is scant. Born in lower Manhattan in 1920, Francis Nielsen worked variously as an actor, a...

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About the Author

Neil Coughlan, author of Young John Dewey, is a lawyer in Connecticut.

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