The Bread of Angels
A Journey to Love and Faith
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 305 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2011|
A gorgeous, romantic memoir of a young woman's year in Damascus, where she studied the Muslim Jesus, fled to an ancient desert monastery to heal her past, and unexpectedly found herself in love with a French novice monk.
"Beautiful. . . . A lovely book, filled with human longing and redemption and dazzling discoveries about faith in its many forms." --"The Oregonian "
"[A] poignant memoir about hitting rock bottom in love and faith. . . . Inspired and powerful. . . . This is a fresh, courageous book that gives new meaning to the word memoir." --"Dallas Morning News
"A Middle Eastern "Eat, Pray, Love."" --"The Washington Post Book World"
"Tragic, hopeful, bittersweet, tender and insightful."" --Austin American-Statesman"
"Beautifully written. . . . "The Bread of Angels "is simultaneously a window into an alien culture, a spiritual journey, and a love story." --"The Free Lance-Star "(Fredericksburg, VA)
"Brace yourself for an intense inner and outer journey. "The Bread of Angels" is a many-layered personal story, ricocheting from Damascus to Texas to the desert fathers to scruffy Cambridge. A passionate young scholar confronts war, love, the mysteries of language, and God. Stephanie Saldana is up to the task. A brilliant debut." --Frances Mayes, author of "Under the Tuscan Sun"
"A fascinating, back-alley travelogue of contemporary Damascus, as well as journey to the core of the Quran. Most of all, ["The Bread of Angels"] is an inspiring document of battle-tested faith." --"San Antonio Express-News"
"What sets Saldana's book apart from so many others is the very convincing way in which she writes about prayer--and the difficulty of praying." --"Newsweek "
"A remarkable, wise, and lovely book from a truly gifted new writer, "The Bread of Angels "brims with originality and insight. There is poetry here--the language and the depth of attention recall the young Annie Dillard. But this is, above all, a love story, and a compelling one. Not many people can write transcendent, mystical prose and also create a page-turner that keeps you up nights. Stephanie Saldana's achievement is extraordinary." --Geraldine Brooks, Pul
|Publisher: ||Anchor Books|
|Dimensions: ||20.22 x 13.61 x 1.75 centimeters (0.24 kg)|