Called Out of Darkness by Anne Rice

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Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.
 
Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.  She used her novels—beginning with Interview with a Vampire—to wrestle with otherworldly themes while in her own life, she experienced both loss (the death of her daughter and, later, her beloved husband, Stan Rice) and joys (the birth of her son, Christopher).  And she writes about how, finally, after years of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and re-embracing of her faith that lie behind her most recent novels about the life of Christ.


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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
Published October 6, 2008 by Anchor. 257 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She writes beautifully about how through clouds of doubt and pain she finds clarity, realizing how much she loved God and desired to surrender her being, including her writing talent, to God.

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Book Reporter

With CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS, Anne Rice gives readers the very first autobiographical look at herself.

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Look At OKC

Anne Rice has boldly presented her life story for all to read.

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Deseret News

In a nutshell: Anne Rice, best known for her series of books on vampires, has renounced atheism and returned to her spiritual roots in the Roman Catholic Church, and this memoir recounts her journey.

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Bookmarks Magazine

She describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.

She writes about her years in radical Berkeley, where her career as a novelist began with the publication of Interview with the Vampire, soon to be followed by more novels about ...

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First Things

this was Dickens’s own life, retold as David Copperfield , Oliver Twist , or Nicholas Nickelby .

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