Confessions of A Pagan Nun

Confessions of A Pagan Nun

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Cloistered in a stone cell at the monastery of Saint Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun secretly records the memories of her Pagan youth, interrupting her assigned task of transcribing Augustine and Patrick. She also writes of her fiercely independent mother, whose skill with healing plants and inner strength she inherited. She writes of her druid teacher, the brusque but magnetic Giannon, who first introduced her to the mysteries of written language. But disturbing events at the cloister keep intervening. As the monastery is rent by vague and fantastic accusations, Gwynneve's words become the one force that can save her from annihilation.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 2001.
ISBN: 9781570629136
Branch Call Number: FIC HOR


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May 26, 2016

This seems to be a hybrid of historical, fantasy and new age writing. The author appeared to aim for a literary work but fell short. She often writes in a passive voice, the plot is predictable and the use of old Irish words is affected. Best part is its not a long novel. I'd give this one a pass.

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May 24, 2016

Lavenderseas thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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