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Toni Greaves’ New Book Follows the Life of a Young Nun

October 16, 2015

By Dzana Tsomondo

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“Work, Cleaning 1,” 2013, from Toni Greaves’s book Radical Love, which traces the life of a young woman, Sister Lauren, who left college to become a cloistered nun. 

When we first meet Sister Lauren, she has just begun her new life as a nun. She is in her early twenties, but without makeup or other worldly trappings, she could easily pass for a college freshman. Her youthful fragility seems at odds with the solemn habit she wears and the stateliness of her surroundings: the columns of the monastery,...

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