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Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in a continuation of her story from The Small Rain, returns to New York City from Europe to retire. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resources--human, artistic, psychological, and spiritual--that are entirely unexpected.

Madeleine L'Engle's many books include A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Certain Women. She lives in New York City, where she is writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. In November of 2004, L'Engle was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

This novel offers a continuation of the story of Katherine Forrester Vigneras, the concert-pianist protagonist of L'Engle's novel The Small Rain. Here she returns to New York City in order to retire after living in Europe. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resourceshuman, artistic, psychological, and spiritualthat are entirely unexpected.

"I don't know another current American writer who could weave the worlds of music and the international concert stage, the claustrophobic life of a great cathedral close, and aspects of the often threatening street life of New York as Miss L'Engle does."Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

"Hours of wonderful, suspenseful, provocative, soul-satisfying entertainment."Norman Lear

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Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in a continuation of her story from The Small Rain, returns to New York City from Europe to retire. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resources--human, artistic, psychological, and spiritual--that are entirely unexpected.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle's many books include A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Certain Women. She lives in New York City, where she is writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374517830
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Pianists
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Noonday Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 36, no. 4
Publication Date:
19831131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in

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Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in a continuation of her story from The Small Rain, returns to New York City from Europe to retire. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resources--human, artistic, psychological, and spiritual--that are entirely unexpected.

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