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Chasing Grace

Martha Manning

Chasing Grace

Martha Manning

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"In this exuberant chronicle of the journey from girlhood to adulthood, Martha Manning turns her trademark wit and incisive pen to the story of her quintessentially Irish-American Catholic upbringing. Droll and touching, Chasing Grace paints an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family, community, and the ways that faith shapes and colors a life." "Recalling her pratfalls, sorrows, and delights - both as a mischievous schoolgirl and a wife and mother reflecting on her past - Manning weaves her memoir around the seven sacraments of Catholic tradition: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage, and last rites. Doing hilarious battle with her nun schoolteachers, eavesdropping on the grownups, negotiating the early stages of marriage, and watching her own daughter grow into a young girl - each episode in Manning's life is illuminated by the rituals of faith."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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- Publisher From the author of the "absolutely absorbing" ("USA Today") memoir "Undercurrents" comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family and community. The eldest child of a devout Irish-American Catholic family, Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage and last rites. She recalls her childhood pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom, wit and remarkable honesty. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, "Chasing Grace" is a wholly original tale of family and friends, happy times and difficult ones -- and thepainful, joyous journey from childhood to adulthood.

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"In this exuberant chronicle of the journey from girlhood to adulthood, Martha Manning turns her trademark wit and incisive pen to the story of her quintessentially Irish-American Catholic upbringing. Droll and touching, Chasing Grace paints an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family, community, and the ways that faith shapes and colors a life." "Recalling her pratfalls, sorrows, and delights - both as a mischievous schoolgirl and a wife and mother reflecting on her past - Manning weaves her memoir around the seven sacraments of Catholic tradition: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage, and last rites. Doing hilarious battle with her nun schoolteachers, eavesdropping on the grownups, negotiating the early stages of marriage, and watching her own daughter grow into a young girl - each episode in Manning's life is illuminated by the rituals of faith."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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9780062513120
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From the author of the "absolutely absorbing" ("USA Today") memoir "Undercurrents" comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family and community. The eldest child of a devout Irish-American Catholic family, Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage and last rites. She recalls her childhood pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom, wit and remarkable honesty. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, "Chasing Grace" is a wholly original tale of family and friends, happy times and difficult ones -- and thepainful, joyous journey from childhood to adulthood.
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Meet the Author

Martha Manning

Martha Manning, Ph.D., is a writer, clinical psychologist, and former professor of psychology at George Mason University. She is the author of "Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface; Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up;" and "All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage." Manning has been recognized by the National Institutes of Mental Health for her work in education and advocacy and was awarded the American Psychiatric Association 1996 Presidential Award for Patient Advocacy. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the "New York Times Book Review, " the "W

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  • Catalogue Code 172764
  • Product Code 0062513125
  • EAN 9780062513120
  • UPC 099455010009
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Oct 1997
  • Dimensions 203 x 134 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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