That Strange Intimacy

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Ex-nuns - 324 pages

She came, I saw, I was conquered. In college, I didn't know two women making love was a mortal sin, but Lynn was Catholic and soon informed me. Ultimately, being lured by the beautiful liturgies of her church, I was baptized and entered a religious order dedicated to serving disturbed adolescent girls. After twelve years of joyous and deeply satisfying experiences, a misunderstanding with a superior and grave doubts about my vocation made the next five years most painful. At age forty-one, dispensed from my vows and determined to be heterosexual, I discover a world terrifyingly different from the one I had left seventeen years before.

After workingt at a job I hated, during which time I am married briefly, am rejected by my family and am nearly murdered by a man I try to help, in desperation, I drop out and become a hippie, finding time to read and seek out possibilities for rebuilding my life. I finally meet some lesbian feminists who help set me securely on my way.


 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
12
CHAPTER THREE
29
CHAPTER FOUR
41
CHAPTER FIVE
51
CHAPTER SIX
64
CHAPTER SEVEN
78
CHAPTER EIGHT
89
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
170
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
180
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
199
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
215
CHAPTER NINETEEN
231
CHAPTER TWENTY
247
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
262
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
274

CHAPTER NINE
101
CHAPTER TEN
111
CHAPTER ELEVEN
123
CHAPTER TWELVE
137
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
145
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
156
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
286
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
299
AFTERWARD
311
AIDS TO PROSPECTIVE SINGERS
314
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