The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris

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A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeksA New York Times Notable Book of the Year "A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe"The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise heart...Norris resonates deeply for a lot of people: She's one of those writers who demands to be handed around. You want to share this great discovery, giving her work as a gift3/4or you simply shove a copy in the face of a friend, saying 'Read this.'" -Minneapolis Star-Tribune






 

About Kathleen Norris

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Kathleen Norris is the award-winning, bestselling author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith; The Cloister Walk; and Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, in various anthologies, and in her own three volumes of poetry. She divides her time between South Dakota and Hawaii.
 
Published April 2, 1996 by Riverhead Books. 420 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Ruminations on the perennial relevance of Benedictine monastic life from Norris (Dakota: A Spiritual Biography, 1993), who acts as a sympathetic and perceptive outsider.

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The allure of the monastic life baffles most lay people, but in her second book Norris (Dakota) goes far in explaining it. The author, raised Protestant, has been a Benedictine oblate, or lay associat

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The allure of the monastic life baffles most lay people, but in her second book Norris (Dakota) goes far in explaining it.

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Nights and Weekends

Kathleen Norris, who had grown up Protestant but then left church for years, tells in this meditative memoir how she rediscovered Christian faith through Benedictine monks, having found herself staying at a monastery in Minnesota for two extended stays.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In The Cloister Walk poet and bestselling author Kathleen Norris (Dakota: A Spiritual Geography) recounts the benefits she has derived as an associate at a Benedictine monas...

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Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Poet and bestselling author Kathleen Norris (Dakota: A Spiritual Geography) muses in this book on 18 months' worth of experiences as an associate at a Benedictine monastery.

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