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Angeline
Angeline | Anna Quinn
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A moving, lyrical, melancholy, and spiritual novel by the acclaimed author of The Night Child, in which Sister Angeline, unwillingly sent to a radical convent and confronting her tragic past, asks the deep question, follow your heart or follow the rules? After surviving a tragedy that killed her entire family, sixteen-year-old Meg joins a cloistered convent, believing it is her lifes work to pray full time for the suffering of others. Taking the name Sister Angeline, she spends her days and nights in silence, moving from one prayerful hour to the next. She prays for the hardships of others, the sick and poor, the loved ones she lost, and her own atonement. When the Archdiocese of Chicago runs out of money to keep the convent open, she is torn from her carefully constructed life and sent to a progressive convent on a rocky island in the Pacific Northwest. There, at the Light of the Sea, five radical feminist nuns have their own vision of faithful service. They do not follow canonical law, they do not live a cloistered life, and they believe in using their voices for change. As Sister Angeline struggles to adapt to her new home, she must navigate her grief, fears, and confusions, while being drawn into the lives of a child in crisis, an angry teen, an EMT suffering survivors guilt, and the parish priest who is losing his congregation to the Sisters all-inclusive Sunday masses. Through all of this, something seems to have awakened in her, a healing power she has not experienced in years that could be her saving grace, or her downfall. In Angeline, novelist Anna Quinn explores the complexity of our past selves and the discovery of our present truth; the enduring imprints left by our losses, forgiveness and acceptance, and why we believe what we believe. Affecting and beautifully told, Angeline is both poignant and startling and will touch the hearts of anyone who has ever asked themselves: When your foundations crumble and youve lost yourself, how do you find the strength to go on? Do you follow your heart or the rules?
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Angeline | Anna Quinn
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I‘ve never heard of this book, but it came up in my #kindledeals today, and it looks like it might be a possible candidate for #nunlit

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jlhammar Oh my gosh, I hadn't heard of this one yet! Sounds great. Might throw this one in the mix for our 2024 #NunLitQuarterly voting (in late Oct/early Nov) if others in the group haven't read it by then. Thank you! 4w
batsy This sounds so interesting! 4w
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