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This is why I came : a novel

Author: Mary Rakow
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A woman sits in prayerful meditation, waiting to offer her first confession in more than thirty years. She holds a small book on her lap, one that she's made, and tells herself again the Bible stories it contains, the ones she has written anew, for herself, each story told aslant, from Jonah to Jesus, Moses to Mary Magdalen. Woven together and stitched by hand, they provide a new version, virtually a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bible fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Rakow
ISBN: 9781619025752 1619025752 161902828X 9781619028289
OCLC Number: 903763785
Description: x, 192 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mary Rakow.

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A woman sits in prayerful meditation, waiting to offer her first confession in more than thirty years. She holds a small book on her lap, one that she's made, and tells herself again the Bible stories it contains, the ones she has written anew, for herself, each story told aslant, from Jonah to Jesus, Moses to Mary Magdalen. Woven together and stitched by hand, they provide a new version, virtually a new translation, of the heart of this ancient and sacred text. Rakow's Bernadette traces, through each brief and familiar story, a line where belief and disbelief touch, the line that has been her home, ragged and neglected, that hidden seam.

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