Particular Friendships: A Convent Memoir

Particular Friendships: A Convent Memoir

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by Kathleen J. Waites
     
 

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Particular Friendships: A Convent Memoir offers a rare glimpse inside the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in the late 1960s. The young narrator arrives with gentle visions spawned by The Sound of Music, only to encounter the harshness of life in this secretive society. Her wit, compassion, and musicality foment a rebellion against rules forbidding expressions of…  See more details below

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Particular Friendships: A Convent Memoir offers a rare glimpse inside the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in the late 1960s. The young narrator arrives with gentle visions spawned by The Sound of Music, only to encounter the harshness of life in this secretive society. Her wit, compassion, and musicality foment a rebellion against rules forbidding expressions of joy and intimacy, as she struggles between allegiance to the heart and her vow of blind obedience to flawed and abusive superiors. Recently filed lawsuits against the Church suggest that the timing could not be better for an ex-nun’s memoir. Part mystery, part coming of age story, this narrative seeks neither to damn nor to exonerate but to uncover the truth.

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ISBN-13:
9781462808113
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
656 KB

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Particular Friendships: A Convent Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed by Waites' lyrical style. The author manages to convey the strength and clarity of her faith at the same time that she slowly reveals the depth of deprevation housed between the convent walls. I could not put this book down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this memoir was somewhat akin to wandering into an achingly beautiful yet distressing dream. Waites' prose flows like poetry and the narrative reveals and hides away the depth and breadth of her story. I finished the book in two days of straight reading - what a joy of a memoir to discover! I have recommended it to all of my friends!