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Given up for you : a memoir of love, belonging, and belief

Author: Erin O White
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Living out.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this candid and revelatory memoir, Erin White shares her profound hunger for both romantic and divine love. Both desires arrived unexpectedly and profoundly transformed her. In the 1990s, White spent Saturday nights with her girlfriend and Sunday mornings in Catholic confirmation classes. Gay marriage legislation was sweeping the nation and the lesbian baby boom was well underway. Could she be both Catholic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Erin O White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin O White
ISBN: 9780299318208 0299318206
OCLC Number: 1003641911
Description: viii, 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The dinner party --
Basement chapels --
The long loneliness --
Let a joy keep you --
Ordinary beds --
Wake --
Rules of engagement --
A harmonious match --
Trust --
Grace --
The church on the hill --
Milk dud --
Florida --
Family week --
Eleanor's desk --
Remodel or divorce --
Today I saw God in the face of a kitten --
The memory of hunger --
Easter --
Sisters of wisdom --
Between God and me there is no me --
School days --
A nest on the altar --
Epilogue: Carol.
Series Title: Living out.
Responsibility: Erin O. White.

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In this candid and revelatory memoir, Erin White shares her profound hunger for both romantic and divine love. Both desires arrived unexpectedly and profoundly transformed her. In the 1990s, White spent Saturday nights with her girlfriend and Sunday mornings in Catholic confirmation classes. Gay marriage legislation was sweeping the nation and the lesbian baby boom was well underway. Could she be both Catholic and gay? White reveals her yearnings with bittersweet conviction, plumbing the depths of heart and soul.

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"In this tender, unsentimental and powerfully honest story, Erin O. White writes of a real life shaped by longing for God. Her prose shines, and her devotion burns: she reveals, in an utterly Read more...

 
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