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How I Became a Nun

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Published by New Directions .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian communities & monasticism,
  • Novel,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChris Andrews (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8000043M
    ISBN 100811216314
    ISBN 109780811216319
    OCLC/WorldCa71348670


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Michael Clifford met the author, herself a former nun. Fr. Gregory and Read became friends, with the priest answering questions the author had about faith. It was around this time that Read found something fresh in one of her favorite books, “I Capture the Castle.” “The book was written for children, and I read it almost every year,” Read says.

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