Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Open Book ~ October '17
In the past month I finished Poems and read
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden which is a lovely story about a group of Benedictine nuns living in the English countryside. The story begins as Philippa Talbot a successful businesswoman leaves her London life and enters the cloister. While she is how we gain entrance to the community the book is really the story of House and varied rhythms of the liturgical year and the many gains and losses of the women who live in community
It is a long read but one I really enjoyed; there are enough characters to keep me interested but not so many that I felt lost. While there is not really a plot, the changes and growths in the various characters are well explored and fun to follow.
Next up The Summer before the War.
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