Catholic girls

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Penguin, 1992 - Fiction - 340 pages
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American women writers explore the Catholic experience with humor, sensitivity, and passion in a unique collection of 52 pieces from women of various ethnic heritages. Authors include Mary McCarthy, Francine Prose, Mary Gordon, Louise Erdrich, Audre Lorde, and others. Although often funny, this anthology also reveals the tragedy of spirits broken by Catholicism's narrow concept of womanhood.

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CATHOLIC GIRLS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Not, as the title suggests, about Catholic girlhood per se, but rather about girls and young women who rebel against their religious upbringing. Fifty-two stories, poems, and memoirs comprise this ... Read full review

Contents

Excerpt from Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
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Digger and Margaret Mary by Trudy Riley
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Relief by Rita Williams
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About the author (1992)

Patrice Vecchione is the editor of "Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems" for young adults, several adult anthologies, and the author of a collection of poems and the recently published "Writing and the Spiritual Life," For more than twenty years, Ms. Vecchione has taught poetry to children and adults in schools, libraries, and community centers through her program The Heart of the Word. She lives in Del Rey Oaks, California.