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The Beauty of Ordinary Things

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Back from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Benny Finn strives to find his bearings amid the everyday life of 1973 New England. At a Benedictine Abbey in rural New Hampshire, Sister Clare, a young novice, confronts the day-to-day realities of a cloistered existence. Linking the stories of Benny and Sister Clare is Isabel Howell, a college student soon to discover that she must chart the course of her own life in a way she could not have imagined. Deeply felt and often luminously moving, this powerful story reveals a writer richly aware of the range of human tragedy and tenderness.


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November 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: The Beauty of Ordinary Things
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-9893023-1-8 / 978-0-9893023-1-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atelier26 Books
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