The Bell

The Bell

Book - 2001
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A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an order of sequestered nuns. A new bell is being installed when suddenly the old bell, a legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. And then things begin to change. Meanwhile the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved, whatever that may mean. Originally published in 1958, this funny, sad, and moving novel is about religion, sex, and the fight between good and evil.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780141186696
9780140016888
0140016880
0141186690
Branch Call Number: FICTION MURDOCH
Characteristics: xvi, 296 p. ; 20 cm

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ProfMcGonagall Jun 12, 2012

Witty and wise, subtle and sad, a fascinating look at the attempts of a half dozen very different souls to understand and live "the good life." The writing is concise and sensual, acknowledging the mysteries of religion, sex, and love.

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