Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up
From the author of the memoir Undercurrents comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family and community. The eldest child of a devout Irish-American Catholic family, Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage and last rites. She recalls her childhood pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom, wit and remarkable honesty. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Chasing Grace is a wholly original tale of family and friends, happy times and difficult ones -- and the painful, joyous journey from childhood to adulthood.
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CHASING GRACE: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown UpUser Review - Kirkus
Manning, a clinical psychologist who wrote lyrically and humorously about her battle with depression in Undercurrents (1995), here offers by contrast the pedestrian memoir of a self- acclaimed ... Read full review
Chasing grace: reflections of a Catholic girl, grown upUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Manning (Undercurrents, LJ 2/15/96) uses the theme of the seven sacraments--"the essence of the gifts and the challenges of any life"--to offer poignant, witty, often caustic, though always engaging ... Read full review