Monday, December 10, 2012

Author Rumer Godden

Author Rumer Godden was born today in 1907.  She was born in England, grew up in India, and returned to England at the age of 20.  Rumer Godden was the author of more than 60 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry, plays and non-fiction. She published her 21st novel, "Cromartie vs. the God Shiva," in 1997. Rumer Godden died November 8, 1998, in Thornhill, Scotland, at the age of 90.

One of her masterpieces is "In this House of Brede".  Brede Abbey is the home of cloistered Benedictine nuns, and it is their various stories that Godden presents in this magnificent book. Coming from all walks of life, ages and temperaments, the nuns of Brede create community through their single-hearted devotion to spirit, and to each other.

NoveList lists other titles by Godden that should be enjoyed.

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