At the Crossroads: A Novel

At the Crossroads: A Novel


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At the Crossroads: A Novel by Frankie Schelly, Frances Frank Schelly

About the Author

Frankie Schelly’s background includes sixteen years of Catholic education and time spent in a convent. While she no longer identifies herself as Catholic, she continues to admire and respect the exemplary role models of the nuns who taught her–"feminists before that term materialized." Schelly has published many short stories and articles in magazines and journals. Before turning novelist she worked as an Advertising Manager and Associate Creative Director of an Advertising Agency. She is the mother of three children and lives with her husband in Asheville, North Carolina. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931391320
Publisher:, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.88(d)

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Joan Medlicott

... a spellbinding novel about women questioning outdated rules and forging new meaning for their lives. The story compels; the language flows.
author of The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love.

Sara M. Evans

... illumines the lives of an often-invisible group of American women, forced to make decisions in moral travail. General readers and women’s studies classrooms will benefit from this novel.
Author of Born for Liberty. A History of Women in America.

Sandra Smith

…the stories of four strong women, connected by faith and vows, as each confronts her own fears and is challenged and embraced by the others. This realistic portrayal of their personal and communal struggles offers a touching glimpse of humanity’s vulnerability and power, courage and compassion.
Div., Co-Founder of Holy Ground Retreat Ministry.

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At the Crossroads 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Raised as a Presbyterian, I would always look at Priests and Nuns with curiosity, but I had a difficult time accepting them as real people. Their lifestyle was so different that it was hard for me to think of them having personal lives. I could not believe that they laughed, cried, and experienced the full range of emotions that others At the Crossroads gives life to these people, showing their needs, fears, wants, and loves. It also shows their strengths and weaknesses. All of this from a person who was close to being one of them. A very engrossing book that is a very difficult one to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book I couldn't put down. It was skillfully written -- a story of appeal for those interested in women's ongoing search for their freedom and rights.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿ it had such a forward flow ¿ I wanted to find out about the characters at every turn of the page! In fact, I was going to lend it to my daughter, but after thumbing through it, I decided to re-read it then loan it-I never re-read!