Sister Sebastian's Library

Sister Sebastian s Library All is not what it seems in this gripping novel about two sisters lives one who leaves her secular Catholic life to become a nun in deepest Africa and her sister who goes to search for her when she g

  • Title: Sister Sebastian's Library
  • Author: Phil Whitaker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • All is not what it seems in this gripping novel about two sisters lives one who leaves her secular Catholic life to become a nun in deepest Africa, and her sister who goes to search for her when she goes missing Elodie O Shea abandons her children to her estranged husband to go on the search for her sister, Bridie What she uncovers reveals as much about herself, her maAll is not what it seems in this gripping novel about two sisters lives one who leaves her secular Catholic life to become a nun in deepest Africa, and her sister who goes to search for her when she goes missing Elodie O Shea abandons her children to her estranged husband to go on the search for her sister, Bridie What she uncovers reveals as much about herself, her marriage and her family than her missing sibling Sister Sebastian s Library is a deeply moving exploration of relationships, loyalty and trust With quiet confidence and perfectly pitched prose, Phil Whitaker challenges our understanding of the essentials that make us human.

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    1. Elodie travels to what is described in the blurb as deepest Africa, but read more like Morocco, to try to find out what has happened to her sister Bridie. Bridie is a nun and has been working in a town called Beb, but he's not been in contact with her order or the local bishop for months. There are chapters describing Elodie's search (she gets help from the British consul, speaks to the bishop, travels to Beb with her lover Hennning) and these are interspersed with chapters describing Elodie's r [...]

    2. I thought this was a beautifully written novel about religion, contemporary politics in Western Africa, love - romantic, fraternal, filial, parental - abusive childhoods and the difficulty of knowing the best thing to do. Elodie is a complex, engaging character.

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