(PUBImage)Now in softcover! "Full of wonderful things. Medwick turns out to be an ideal biographer for Teresa, avoiding so many modern traps. She simply wants to tell the story of Teresa's achievement of holiness during a tumultuous life. As matter-of-fact and practical-minded as Teresa's own writing,"---First Things. 304 pages, softcover.
In this finely wrought portrait of Teresa of Avila, a 14th century reformer of Carmelite convents in Europe, the author brings to life a woman, a devoted daughter of the church, who bent the rules and barely survived the Spanish Inquisition to achieve her goals.
Cathleen Medwick, an inveterate New Yorker, lives on a small farm in northern Westchester County. She has worked as a features editor for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Mirabella, and, most recently, House & Garden, for which she is now a contributing editor. Her feature articles and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Mirabella, Vogue, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, and Elle.
From the Hardcover edition.
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