A Nun in the Closet

A Nun In The ClosetA Nun In The Closet by Dorothy Gilman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a delightful read this was! Just the thing to lift the spirits: cloistered nuns meet hippy flower children and discover commonalities, as well as mystery, intrigue, and danger.

Like Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax novels, this has a good deal of light fluffy playfulness, even silliness in it. But this is playfulness that’s grounded in something not at all silly underneath. Sister John is an inspiration, and so is Sister Hyacinthe in her own way. I’d love to read more about the Sisters of St. Tabitha.

I especially liked Sister John’s delighted encounter with one of the “new nuns,” as well as the intensity with which she took up the cause of the migrant workers – particularly in light of recent controversies about nuns in habits or on buses.

What a gem. This goes on the “good stuff” shelf of my bookcase.

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