A Stolen Tongue by Sheri Holman

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A riveting mystery that recalls the work of Umberto Eco and Barry Unsworth, A Stolen Tongue is the captivating debut novel that launched critically acclaimed author Sheri Holman’s literary career.

In 1483, Father Felix Fabri sails from Germany to Mount Sinai on a pilgrimage to venerate the relics of Saint Katherine of Alexandria. But at each of the shrines he visits throughout Greece and Palestine, he finds that the remains of Katherine’s body are being stolen piece by piece: her hand, her ear, and then her tongue vanish from their holy resting places. Desperate to discover the thief and save his saint from such appalling desecration, Felix is thrust into a strange mystery that takes him across the desert and plumbs the depths of his soul.
 

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Sheri Holman is the author of A Stolen Tongue; Th e Dress LoSheri Holman is the author of A Stolen Tongue; Th e Dress Lodger, a New York Times Notable Book; and Th e Mammoth Cheesedger, a New York Times Notable Book; and Th e Mammoth Cheese, short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and a San Fr, short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and a San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. ancisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
 
Published July 22, 2008 by Grove Press. 356 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Fishing the corpse of a fellow pilgrim from a harbor in Crete to give him a Christian burial, Friar Felix Fabri and his patron Lord Tucher escort the dead man to a church containing a relic of the Friar's heavenly bride, the martyr Saint Katherine--and find it stolen.

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Set aboard a ship filled with Europeans making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1483, A Stolen Tongue is part rollicking historical potboiler, part theological mystery.

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