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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Really enjoyed the insight into a convent. - Goodreads
Interesting. Had a disappointing ending. - Goodreads
Beautifully stylized writing. - Goodreads
This book is short but powerful, with gorgeous prose. - Goodreads
It says on the cover it's a cliffhanger ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Celia - Goodreads

I would have given it four stars but the ending was weak. The book goes into great depth about life in a convent at the turn of the century which I liked. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

The reviews tell me that this is a love it or hate it book. I agree. What I loved: 1. Hansen's writing style; it's not a typical novel; he uses short bursts of language; some of these bursts are ... 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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