Altar Music A Novel Author:Christin Lore Weber Enter a Mysterious, Cloistered World Full of Passion and Regret, Where the Lines Between the Sexual, Artistic, and Religious Become Blurred. This achingly beautiful and revelatory first novel is the story of three generations of strong-willed women and their battles to balance personal longings with the disciplines of their church: Megha... more »n, who dismisses the priest's injunctions about sex until tragedy befalls her family; Kate, who so fears God's power to destroy that she shuts herself off from emotion completely; and, finally, Elise, whose connection to unknowable forces drives her into the most exhilarating, disillusioning, and haunting experience of her life. Written with lyricism and emotional authenticity, Altar Music is a portrait of a nun as a young girl, an epic tale of a family both defined and divided by its religious beliefs, and a powerful story about mothers and daughters.« less
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A wonderfully written novel about the lives of a family of women that are deeply affected by their religious upbringings and what happens to the one who joins the convent. Insightful in to what it must be like to be young woman who devotes her life to the church and how it dramatically changes her life from everything she has known or thought that she knew. Definitely a book I would recommend.