The Land of Spices
By (author) Kate O'Brien
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Land of Spices by Kate O'Brien
Book DescriptionMere Marie-Helene once turned her back on life, sealing up her heart in order to devote herself to God. Now the formidable Mother Superior of an Irish convent, she has, for some time, been experiencing grave doubts about her vocation. But when she meets Anna Murphy, the youngest-ever boarder, the little girl's solemn, poetic nature captivates her and she feels 'a storm break in her hollow heart'. Between them an unspoken allegiance is formed that will sustain each through the years as the Reverend Mother seeks to combat her growing spiritual aridity and as Anna develops the strength to resist the conventional demands of her background.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844083169
(129mm x 198mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Balancing Senses, Hardback (March 2007)
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Mary Lavelle, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Kate O'Brien
*A poignant and beautiful depiction of a young girl's awakening in a foreign country *A controversial novel by one of Ireland's greatest writers
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Author Biography - Kate O'Brien
Kate O'Brien (1897-1974), one of Ireland's greatest and best-loved writers, was born in Limerick. As well as writing plays, travel, and biography, she published nine wonderful novels.
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