Synopses & Reviews
A gifted writer's inquiry into one of the most profound yet least discussed issues of contemporary American life: the individual's search for faith. It tells of Hampl's quest to escape the indelible brand of a Catholic upbringing, following her to the "old world" of Catholocism in Spain and France, where she meets other pilgrims, back home again, and finally to a monastery in northern California, where she is able to settle into the real goal of her search: the silence of prayer.
"A religious cliff-hanger--intimate, compelling, hard to put down." --San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
is the author of A Romantic Education
, Woman Before an Aquarium
, Resort and Other Poems
, and I Could Tell You Stories
. She lives in Minnesota.