Mariette in Ecstasy

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The highly acclaimed and provocatively rendered story of a young postulant's claim to divine possession and religious ecstasy.


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An attractive seventeen-year-old girl enters a convent in upstate New York. Mariette is full of passion and devotion - but soon she begins to experience the stigmata - bleeding from her hands, feet ... Read full review

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This is an odd book. Strangely compelling. The language is simply beautiful. But I am full of doubt at the end, and I don't think I will recommend it. Read full review

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Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.

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