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Lying Awake - A Novel

Mark Salzman

Mark Salzman received critical acclaim for Iron & Silk, his personal account of two years spent in China. In Lying Awake, he creates a fascinating spiritual landscape that lies behind the walls of a monastery. Readers around the world praise the beauty and originality of this novel. Sister John has devoted her life to serving God. For almost 30 years she has lived in a Carmelite monastery near Los Angeles. There, she experiences religious visions of such intensity that she is revered by the other nuns. But these visions also bring on excruciating headaches. When she is offered an operation that may stop the pain, she realizes that it may also stop the visions. Now Sister John wonders how this change will affect her faith. Lying Awake is an eloquent examination of religious experience that transcends the boundaries of church and doctrine. Narrator Linda Stephens perfectly conveys Sister John's thoughts, feelings, and visions.

Mark Salzman received critical acclaim for Iron & Silk, his personal account of two years spent in China. In Lying Awake, he creates a fascinating spiritual landscape that lies behind the walls of a monastery. Readers around the world praise the beauty and originality of this novel. Sister John has devoted her life to serving God. For almost 30 years she has lived in a Carmelite monastery near Los Angeles. There, she experiences religious visions of such intensity that she is revered by the other nuns. But these visions also bring on excruciating headaches. When she is offered an operation that may stop the pain, she realizes that it may also stop the visions. Now Sister John wonders how this change will affect her faith. Lying Awake is an eloquent examination of religious experience that transcends the boundaries of church and doctrine. Narrator Linda Stephens perfectly conveys Sister John's thoughts, feelings, and visions.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mark Salzman received critical acclaim for Iron & Silk, his personal account of two years spent in China. In Lying Awake, he creates a fascinating spiritual landscape that lies behind the walls of a monastery. Readers around the world praise the beauty and originality of this novel. Sister John has devoted her life to serving God. For almost 30 years she has lived in a Carmelite monastery near Los Angeles. There, she experiences religious visions of such intensity that she is revered by the other nuns. But these visions also bring on excruciating headaches. When she is offered an operation that may stop the pain, she realizes that it may also stop the visions. Now Sister John wonders how this change will affect her faith. Lying Awake is an eloquent examination of religious experience that transcends the boundaries of church and doctrine. Narrator Linda Stephens perfectly conveys Sister John's thoughts, feelings, and visions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Linda Stephens

Length:

5h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:36