Rose Tremain Letter to Sister Benedicta

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Letter to Sister Benedicta

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Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralyzed; her grown-up children are gone. In her anguish Ruby appeals for help to a half-remembered figure from her colonial Indigenous girlhood — Sister Benedicta. Gradually the events leading up to Leon’s stroke are revealed and a woman emerges whose capacity to love, hope and understand are far greater than she realizes.

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Rose Tremain has won many awards for her writing including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger for Sacred Country. She has won the 2008 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction for her outstanding novel The Road Home, acknowledging her as one of the most influential writers in the UK today.

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"The fact that Ruby Constad emerges so strong and devoid of self-pity makes her one of the most generous and complete of modern heroines" * The Times * "An original talent clears the hurdle of a second novel with pathos and humour" * Guardian * "Miss Tremain does something to restore my confidence in the vitality of the English novel... Letter to Sister Benedicta should be seen as a triumph of the human spirit over the afflictions which beset us" -- Auberon Waugh

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