The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell
A Memoir

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The heartrending story of the forbidden love between a nun and a priest--"by a writer who illuminates the details of everyday life, from the quiet rhythms o: the cloister to the exuberant sensuality of the Amalfi Coast.

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Beryl Singelton Bissell, a columnist for the Cook County News Herald, has been published in the Trenton Times, Your Life, Sun Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, and in the anthology Surviving Ophelia. Bissell lives in Schroeder, Minnesota.
Published March 14, 2006 by Counterpoint. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A former cloistered nun tells in sometimes treacly prose how she chose God over the world, then fell in love with a priest, left the monastery, eventually married the (now ex-) priest, had children, suffered grievous losses.

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The turning point was not so much my family but my return to the Catholic girls' boarding school where the spiritual atmosphere made the life in the world appear superficial.    Kathryn: You tell of your mother's growing up during WWI in London, and of the difficulties she had later in comin...

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