That Strange Intimacy

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Trafford Publishing, Jul 18, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTER
CHAPTER
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO

CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
AFTERWARD
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About the author (2005)

Hannah Blue Heron was born in Denver, Colorado, attended the Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, where she received a BA degree. She entered the Religious of the Good Shepherd in 1950 and later earned an MA from the University of Notre Dame. After leaving the convent, she has been published two anthologies, Lesbian Nuns Breaking Silence and Intricate passions as well as in various lesbian and feminist magazines.


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