Friday, March 16, 2012

Back in the Habit, by Alice Loweecey

Except for one excruciating scene between the bad guys, the dialogue in this book is much better than the last.  But the solution to the mystery is so very implausible and the final plot twist so utterly ridiculous that I question the honesty of everything else Loweecey has to say about life in a community.  Is there so much laughter and irreverence and does it swing so wildly to piety and disapproval? Are novices and postulants treated like house servants?  Could nuns be so easily manipulated to do evil if their vocation was threatened?  I liked the discussions about vocation, and the relationship between Guilia and Frank. 

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