Book pak Recorded Books 2001
CS ISBN 0788753215 $40.00 Four cassettes
Salzman creates a thought-provoking tale of Sister John, a Carmelite nun who, after thirty years in a monastery, begins experiencing religious visions. Her writings on the subject attract a little attention and make money for things like a new roof. When her doctor tells her that her visions are caused by epilepsy, which can be cured with an operation, what follows is her struggle with the prickly issues of the incorporeal versus the material world. Narrator Linda Stephens uses slow and steady pacing filled with pauses to suggest the contemplative life. The overall tone is somber and reflective. She gives Sister John a questioning air that feels right, yet she still manages to convey the great joy the heroine feels receiving, as she believes, the grace of God. The pace and mood fit the subject, and listeners will appreciate the unhurried moments to consider all this thoughtful story has to offer. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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