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And Then There Were Nuns

Adventures in a Cloistered Life

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  • ISBN: 9781553657996
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Jane Christmas, Literary Non-fiction,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 09/08/2013
  • 304 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781553658009
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Jane Christmas, Literary Non-fiction,
  • Published On: 09/08/2013
  • 304 Pages
Description

Bestselling author Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent to discern whether she is, as she puts it, ""nun material."" But just as she convinces herself to take the plunge, her long-term partner, Colin, surprises her with a marriage proposal. Determined not to let her monastic dreams get sidelined, Christmas puts her engagement aside and embarks on an extraordinary year-plus adventure to four convents—one in Canada and three in the U.K. Among these communities of cloistered nuns and monks, she shares—and occasionally rails against—the silent, reverent, pared-down existence she has sought all her life. With insight and humour, she provides a glimpse into a seldom-seen lifestyle.

Jane Christmas is the author of Incontinent on the Continent, What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, and The Pelee Project. Her most recent memoir, And Then There Were Nuns, was shortlisted for the 2014 Leacock Medal. She has three grown children and lives in England.

Reviews

"A lovely, heartfelt tale. Get thee to a bookstore and buy it." -A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

"This is the best kind of memoir, revealing, refreshing, and reflective enough to make readers turn many of the questions on themselves. A delightful trip down the road less traveled." -Booklist, Starred Review