Will look out some more of her novels after reading this one. Set in a convent in the 1600s a young girl plots to get out.
From a letter sent in 1586 by a nun from Santi Naborre e Felice Convent in Bologna to the Pope himself:
Many of us are shut up against our will and deprived of all contact with the outside world. Living with such strictness and abandoned by everyone, we have only hell, in this world and the next
And now I'm going to read Verga's "Storia di una Capinera"...Continua
This was a very disappointing book. I've read two others by this author and found them to be entertaining, if not, compelling. This, by contrast, is far too "Catholic" for my tastes. Although the author is evoking what she envisions as the life within a 16th century convent, her obsession with the depth of "spirituality" is all too...Continua