A Lake in Heaven

Overview

Emmeline Wilson enters the order of the Sisters of the Suffering Savior at the age of thirteen through an "Aspirancy," an initial step towards religious life, before the position of Postulancy, or the Noviate. Her desire, indeed her obsession is to become a saint. Having immersed herself in The Lives of the Saints, she leaves her large, difficult family for years of mortification, isolation, and most importantly, deep and abiding silence. How will a girl endowed with perhaps too much imagination, abundant spirit,...
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Overview

Emmeline Wilson enters the order of the Sisters of the Suffering Savior at the age of thirteen through an "Aspirancy," an initial step towards religious life, before the position of Postulancy, or the Noviate. Her desire, indeed her obsession is to become a saint. Having immersed herself in The Lives of the Saints, she leaves her large, difficult family for years of mortification, isolation, and most importantly, deep and abiding silence. How will a girl endowed with perhaps too much imagination, abundant spirit, and a deep passion for all things alive manage in this place of denial, this place where human ego is removed piece by piece? Great courage will be required for her to keep dancing, singing, and recording her days in spite of her semi-cloistered life. Courage to point her from the darkness into the light.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615878478
  • Publisher: VIOLET CLAIRE PRESS
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

JCWatson has been writing from the age of twelve and her young success spurred her on to write poetry, short story, and novels into adulthood. She self-published her first volume of poetry in 2000. Following Argument for Mercy, she published a novel, Current Wisdom, by LBF Press in 2005 and in that same year two short fictions, Reckless and The Flying Horse. A Lake in Heaven is a fictionalized memoir and her first novella. She is currently working on a Chapbook, The King of Bees and a full length Poetry Manuscript, The God of Pittsburgh, and soon she will have completed a collection of short stories, Marcocito is Almost Dead. She has also taught autistic children and second generation Americans, one class at Stanford University. She has also been a retailer, teachers' aide, nursery school teacher, and a cashier while at Carnegie Mellon University.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa, the 3rd of seven children under the yoke of inhumane religion and hard scrabble poverty. Her writing comprises an amalgam of spirituality and pragmatism.
"Writing articulates the subconscious, thereby heightening the universality of diverse experiences."
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