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Author Carroll, James, 1943- author.

Title The cloister : a novel / James Carroll.

Publication Info. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2017]


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    CARROLL,JAM    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    CARROLL,JAM    Lost and Paid
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Edition First Edition.
Description 364 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary After Father Michael Kavanagh sees a friend from his seminary days at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish, he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters. In conversation with museum guide Rachel Vedette, he finds she retreated to the quiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust. She shares with Kavanagh her late father's greatest intellectual work: a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars-- and the romance between Abelard and his intellectual equal Héloïse.
Subject Héloïse, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164 -- Fiction.
Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142 -- Fiction.
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Fiction.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei -- Fiction.
Cloisters (Museum) -- Fiction.
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction.
Priests -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9780385541275 (hardcover)
0385541279 (hardcover)
9780385541282 (ebook)

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