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Holy rule

Author: Mary Frances Coady
Publisher: Toronto : Inanna Publications, 2016.
Series: Inanna poetry & fiction series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Holy Rule takes place during three weeks in October, 1958, focusing on the lives of a group of nuns who teach at St. Monica's Girls' School. During this time of high autumn, the pope lies dying in Rome- and then finally dies- while thousands of miles away life carries on among the students and teaching nuns in St. Monica's Girls' School. The girls- Gwen, J.J., Sally- are living in the adolescent space between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Coady, Mary Frances, author.
Holy rule./
Toronto, Canada : Inanna Publications and Education Inc., [2016] ©2016
(CaOONL)20169048632
(OCoLC)953887640
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Frances Coady
ISBN: 9781771333221 1771333227 9781771333238 1771333235 9781771333245 1771333243
OCLC Number: 953887641
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Inanna poetry & fiction series.
Responsibility: Mary Frances Coady.

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"Holy Rule takes place during three weeks in October, 1958, focusing on the lives of a group of nuns who teach at St. Monica's Girls' School. During this time of high autumn, the pope lies dying in Rome- and then finally dies- while thousands of miles away life carries on among the students and teaching nuns in St. Monica's Girls' School. The girls- Gwen, J.J., Sally- are living in the adolescent space between childhood and adulthood and are testing their limits with their nun-teachers. Meanwhile, those same nun-teachers- Sisters Zélie, Martha, Beatrice- are living under a rule that to the outside world is regarded as "holy," but is more ambiguous to those on the inside. As the Reverend Mother grieves the loss of the pope, she makes impossible demands upon her charges. For the nuns teaching in the school, there is the added struggle of rebellious teenagers. For those who remain in the convent all day- Sisters Kate, Clementia, Antonetta and the housemaid Lizzie- various forms of subterfuge are used to cope with their lack of freedom. Some are able to choose their own inner path, others succumb to injustice and meanness. All of them are plodding their way through cultural and spiritual terrain that is both familiar and alien. They harbor regrets for the past as they negotiate their way through a present that is shifting under their feet. Unknown to all of them, their lives are spilling into a world on the cusp of change."--

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