Altar Music (Paperback)

By Christin Lore Weber

Scribner Book Company, 9780684868653, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2001

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Enter a Mysterious, Cloistered World Full of Passion and Regret, Where the Lines Between the Sexual, Artistic, and Religious Become Blurred.
This achingly beautiful and revelatory first novel is the story of three generations of strong-willed women and their battles to balance personal longings with the disciplines of their church: Meghan, who dismisses the priest's injunctions about sex until tragedy befalls her family; Kate, who so fears God's power to destroy that she shuts herself off from emotion completely; and, finally, Elise, whose connection to unknowable forces drives her into the most exhilarating, disillusioning, and haunting experience of her life.
Written with lyricism and emotional authenticity, Altar Music is a portrait of a nun as a young girl, an epic tale of a family both defined and divided by its religious beliefs, and a powerful story about mothers and daughters.

About the Author

Christin Lore Weber grew up in northern Minnesota, entering the convent after high school. She worked as a nun for fourteen years before becoming a writer. The author of six books of nonfiction, including Circle of Mysteries and Finding Stone, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. This is her first novel.