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Toward That Which is Beautiful

(2020)
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On an ordinary day in June of 1964 in a small town in the Altiplano of Peru, Sister Mary Katherine (formerly known as Kate), a young American nun recently arrived in this very foreign place, walks away from her convent with no money and no destination. Desperate and afraid of her feelings for an Irish priest with whom she has been working, she spends eight days on the run, encountering a variety of characters along the way: a cynical Englishman who helps her out; a suspicious Peruvian police officer who takes her in for questioning; and two American Peace Corps workers who befriend her. As Kate traverses this dangerous physical journey through Peru, she also embarks upon an interior journey of self-discovery—one that leads her somewhere she never could have expected.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Toward That Which Is Beautiful is a lyrical journey of faith and love. Wernicke’s writing is graceful and heartrending. A dance to the sacredness of place and the force of surrender - a most elegant novel." - Christine Bell

"Not since Bel Canto have I enjoyed a novel set in South America as much as I have Toward That Which Is Beautiful. Wernicke’s beautiful prose is as enchanting as the story’s mountainous landscape and the main characters’ love affair. Her writing transports the reader, like a masterful prose poem. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down." - Herta Feely


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September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Toward That Which is Beautiful: A Novel
Author(s): Marian O'Shea Wernicke
ISBN: 1-63152-759-2 / 978-1-63152-759-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: She Writes Press
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September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Toward That Which is Beautiful: A Novel
Author(s): Marian O'Shea Wernicke
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU