Chasing Grace Reflections of a Catholic Girl Grown Up

From the author of the absolutely absorbing USA Today memoir Undercurrents comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood family and community The eldest child of a devout Irish American Catholic family Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments baptism penance communion confirmation holy orders marriage and last rites She recalls her childhood pratfalls adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom wit and remarkable honesty At once poignant and laugh out loud funny Chasing Grace is a wholly original tale of family and friends happy times and difficult ones and thepainful joyous journey from childhood to adulthood

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