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The Cloister Walk - Kathleen Norris
The Cloister Walk
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A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe "The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise... show more
A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe "The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise heart...Norris resonates deeply for a lot of people: She's one of those writers who demands to be handed around. You want to share this great discovery, giving her work as a gift3/4or you simply shove a copy in the face of a friend, saying 'Read this.'" -Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573225847 (1573225843)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Cloister Walk
Another Kathleen Norris book. This one is a collection of reflections based on the author's extended stay with a Benedictine monastery community over 2 nine month periods. She uses the liturgical calendar as a layout for her book, highlighting from time to time various saints days during the year....
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5.0 The Cloister Walk
The Cloister Walk offers “food” for the soul at a time when many of us are hungry. Norris’s book chronicles her experiences as a lay oblate at St. John's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Collegeville, Minnesota. What makes this book fresh, wonderful, surprising, and completely relevant to people of...
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4.0 The Cloister Walk
Wonderfully moving and engaging book describing Kathleen Norris's experience living in a cloister. I read this book years before I converted to Catholicism, so it's clearly not required to have "insider knowledge" to relish this book.There was a passage somewhere in the book that has stayed with me....
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