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The anchoress: A Novel

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"A startling and strange debut novel about a young girl's desperate choice to isolate herself from the world England, 1255: Sarah is only seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman much like Saint Hildegard of Bingen, shut away in a small cell, measuring seven by nine paces, at the side of the village church. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister in childbirth and the pressure to marry, she decides to renounce the world, with all its dangers, desires, and temptations, and to commit herself to a life of prayer. But it soon becomes clear that even the thick, unforgiving walls of her cell cannot keep the outside world away, and Sarah's body and soul are still in great danger. Robyn Cadwallader's powerful debut novel tells an absorbing, entirely human, and compulsively readable story of faith, desire, shame, fear, and the very human need for connection and touch. Compelling, evocative, and haunting, The Anchoress is both quietly heartbreaking and thrillingly unpredictable"--
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subject_facetGreat Britain -- History -- 13th century -- Fiction
Hermits -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Fiction
Young women -- England -- Fiction
title_displayThe anchoress
title_fullThe Anchoress A Novel
The anchoress / Robyn Cadwallader
title_shortThe anchoress
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Hermits
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Monasticism and religious orders for women
Young women