And so the Governor General's Award-winning author of Forms of Devotion and In the Language of Love launches into her tale of how the Mother of God invites herself to the tidy small-town home of a 40-ish Canadian writer. During a week or two of R&R, Mary spends her time washing dishes, making waffles, and shopping incognito at the mall. Not surprisingly, her presence inspires the narrator to do a little soul-searching in the form of a highly academic quest into the nature of truth and history and a study of historic Marian apparitions. One big question that isn't asked is about the nature of faith. The anonymous and not particularly devout narrator never doubts. The result--credulous accounts of Mary's most famous earthly appearances, from Guadalupe through Lourdes--cramps Schoemperlen's glib narrative flow, but as a device to shock readers out of complacent expectations (even cynical consumers of postmodern irony can get soft when it's spoon-fed), it's brilliant. --Deirdre Hanna --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is perhaps to some a little sacrelidous...however it also documents historal accounts of the Virgin Mothers appearances...read with an open mind.Published on June 5 2011 by Yakov Nikolai
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Imagine finding yourself coming face to face with a mysterious stranger standing in your living room! Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by "sylsbooks"
Unique blend of novel/reality, mysticism/history, this beautiful book is a smooth and very rewarding read. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2001 by "annapianah"
I found this book to be entrancing and very touching. It is written in an autobiographical style, but interpolates a great deal of historical information about the life of Mary and... Read morePublished on May 23 2001