[Epub] ➞ Lambs of God ➟ Marele Day – Tkcleaningservices.co.uk

Lambs of God Carla, Margarita, And Iphigenia Are Three Nuns Living In A Crumbling Monastery On A Remote Island, Forgotten By Time, The World, And The Church Their Liturgical Calendar Is Governed By The Changing Of The Seasons, And By The Rising And Setting Of The Sun Their Days Are Spent Performing A Ritual Of Prayer And Storytelling, As They Knit The Wool Of The Sheep Who Inhabit The Monastery Grounds And Into Whose Bodies They Believe Their Deceased Sisters Souls To Have Entered Then, One Day, Seemingly Out Of Nowhere, A Priest Appears Hoping To Rise In The Church Hierarchy, He Has Presented Plans To His Bishop To Convert What He Believes Is An Uninhabited And Valuable Piece Of Church Property Into A Spa For The Wealthy And He Has Come To Investigate The Land Father Ignatius Is As Surprised To See The Nuns As They Are To See A Flesh And Blood Man, And What Follows Is The Strange, Moving, And Often Hilarious Story Of Their Struggle A Struggle Of Wills, But Also Of Faith Lambs Of God Is A Beautifully Written And Haunting Story Of Colliding Traditions, Conflicting Beliefs, And Magical Trans Formations It Weaves Together Christian Belief, Classical Mythology, Fairy Tales, Celtic Lore, And The Mysteries Of The Natural World Into One Of The Most Memorable And Gripping Of Contemporary Novels Like Ron Hansen S Mariette In Ecstasy, Lambs Of God Is A Wildly Original Investigation Into The Nature And Complexities Of Faith


About the Author: Marele Day

Day was born in Sydney, and grew up in Pagewood, an industrial suburb She attended Sydney Girls High School and Sydney Teachers College and in 1973 obtained a degree from Sydney University She has worked as a patent searcher and as a researcher and has also taught in elementary school during the 1980s.Her Claudia Valentine series features a feminist Sydney based private investigator but her breakthrough novel was Lambs of God which was a departure from the crime genre and features two nuns battling to save the island on which they live from developers it became a bestseller.She lives on the New South Wales North coast.Marele Day s four book Claudia Valentine series has become a minor classic in Australian crime writing, but her Lambs of God 1998 was evenhighly acclaimed as an original and provocative literary work, published in the US by Riverhead and in the UK by Sceptre Her most recent novel was Mrs Cook, a rich portrayal of the life of a woman whose passion and intellect matched that of her celebrated husband.



10 thoughts on “Lambs of God

  1. says:

    This is a rather strange book that I had a hard time getting into, but ended up really liking a lot Three nuns between the ages of late forties to seventies have been living for a very long time on a remote island without any contact with the outside world Their version of Catholicism blends in nature worship and mythology Their daily lives consist of, in addition to pray


  2. says:

    I had never heard of Marele Day before hearing of this novel on the knitting community Ravelry It was mentioned in one discussion of novels with knitting as a theme Many participants recommended this novel, so I got curious.It s a very weird novel and difficult to describe Three nuns live peacefully on a remote and deserted island together with their sheep They breed sheep for foo


  3. says:

    Lambs of God gifts its readers with lush imagery, memorable characters, and a pervading undercurrent of myth and magic.It wasn t a story I was expecting to like, not only because of its religious setting, but because once I started, it took about 50 pages before I was fully settled into its world It s slow paced, full of vivid descriptions, slightly contrivedyet Iphigenia, Margarita, Carla


  4. says:

    This was a book club read I was sceptical at first but soon became enchanted with this very original idea It s among the best of books I have read I loved the descriptions of knitting history, the strange and unusual tale of 3 nuns and their surprise visitor I half expe ted something sinister to happen, but besides their very odd handling of their problem, it was sort of ok The story tapered off in


  5. says:

    I read this book over 20 years ago when I was first published With a tv series about to be shown, I decided to read it again and I loved it again Such a clever story and beautifully written.


  6. says:

    This has to be the weirdest book I have ever read nuns live in a crumbling monastery cu off from the worl the entrance hidden and overgrown A pries is sent by the Bishop to assess the monastery for its saleablility to a conglomerate who want to build a paradise away from it all Not surprisingly the 3 nuns are far from enamoured by the prospect They begin to act like a triumvirate of Annie Wilkes In Stephen King s Mi


  7. says:

    I very much enjoyed this book The lush imagery and deeply evocative characters lent an otherworldly and spiritual mist throughout the entire novel It was thought provoking and humorous and poignant I was especially in love with the character of Sister Carla whose innocence and child like wonder were so well developed and integral to the story and its overall symbolic themes Is the book an odd one Oh yes However, Marele Day i


  8. says:

    Loved this book, the purity of the mixture of stories of faith, folklore, fairy stories Shakespearian overtones were masterful done and the author truly cared about all her characters An uplifting and thought provoking story.


  9. says:

    Creepy, funny and sensual recommend to anyone with a passing interest in nuns leaving society.


  10. says:

    Something a bit different and plenty of laugh out loud moments


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