By Rhonda Johnson
Updated September 19, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Saving Grandma

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Frank Schaeffer’s second novel, Saving Grandma, is a raucous black comedy about a family of evangelists running a youth mission in Switzerland who face a spiritual challenge when foulmouthed, unrepentant Grandma comes to recuperate from a broken hip. It soon becomes clear that if Grandma needs saving, it’s from the rabidly pious Beckers, who speak only in biblical platitudes, wage war on their assistant minister for his ”impure doctrine,” and allow their 15-year-old son, Calvin, to learn medicine by practicing surgical ”techniques” on animals. Calvin slowly realizes just how strange his family is, as he is forced to cancel a vacation to care for Grandma and ends up fighting with his parents for her life. B

Saving Grandma

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  • Franky Schaeffer

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