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From National Book Award winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Heloise and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in ManhattanFather Michael Kavanagh is shocked to see a friend from his seminary days named Runner Malloy at the altar of his humble Inwood community parish Wondering about their past he wanders into the medieval haven of The Cloisters and begins a conver A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish people but as long as you cool it with the murder and the genocide we don t really give a shit what you think about us We definitely don t need lengthy self back patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI m am very relieved to be done with this and to now get to read something that whatever the author s intention doesn t reference the Jew and the Christ killers about 12 times per page The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory really give a shit what you think about us We definitely don t need lengthy self back patting apologia on our behalf ThanksI m am very The Big Golden Book of Poetry relieved to be done with this and to now get to NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW read something that whatever the author s intention doesn t Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, reference the Jew and the Christ killers about 12 times per page

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Ciate her continued studies and she shares with him the work that cost her father his lifeAt the center of these interrelated stories is the classic romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual eual Heloise For Rachel Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history For Kavanagh he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church The Cloister is James Carroll at his bes Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It s definitely one of the masterfully written books I ve read this year The prose is beautiful and luminous The author s ability to write so honestly about some of the most atrocious brutal and heartbreaking episodes of both the 12th and 20th centuries is breathtaking I was really struck by the elevation and sanctity of these two couples whose relation to one another form two potential halves of a whole circle separated by almost a millennium being shaped and molded by these watershed moments That there are valuable human lessons in the midst of devastation and horror throughout time and history and that it was just as true a thousand years ago as now was very profound to meThis is a book which is going to stick with me I think this is an important book even especially for people who have no active religious belief system The book provides such an elouent and unassailable logical argument for compassion and self control especially with regard to external belief systemsIt s not an easy book to read It s emphatically not light reading The language is finely crafted but it took me time to digest and understandFlawless and achingly beautifulFive starsAnticipated publication date 6 March 2018Formats Kindle Hardcover 384 pagesDisclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, romance between the great scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual eual Heloise For Rachel Abelard is the key to understanding her people's place in intellectual history For Kavanagh he is a doorway to understanding the life he might have had outside of the Church The Cloister is James Carroll at his bes Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It s definitely one of the masterfully written books I ve The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) read this year The prose is beautiful and luminous The author s ability to write so honestly about some of the most atrocious brutal and heartbreaking episodes of both the 12th and 20th centuries is breathtaking I was Homewrecker really struck by the elevation and sanctity of these two couples whose Make your own model forts & castles relation to one another form two potential halves of a whole circle separated by almost a millennium being shaped and molded by these watershed moments That there are valuable human lessons in the midst of devastation and horror throughout time and history and that it was just as true a thousand years ago as now was very profound to meThis is a book which is going to stick with me I think this is an important book even especially for people who have no active Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury religious belief system The book provides such an elouent and unassailable logical argument for compassion and self control especially with How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim regard to external belief systemsIt s not an easy book to The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) read It s emphatically not light Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reading The language is finely crafted but it took me time to digest and understandFlawless and achingly beautifulFive starsAnticipated publication date 6 March 2018Formats Kindle Hardcover 384 pagesDisclosure I Earthfall (Homecoming, received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher

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Sation with a lovely and intriguing museum guide Rachel VedetteRachel a scholar of medieval history has retreated to the uiet of The Cloisters after her harrowing experience as a Jewish woman in France during the Holocaust She ponders her late father's greatest intellectual work a study demonstrating the relationship between the famously discredited monk Peter Abelard and Jewish scholars Something about Father Kavanagh makes Rachel think he might appre Religion Philosophy and RomanceAfter an unsettling meeting with an old friend from seminary Father Kavanagh wanders through Central Park To escape the rain he takes shelter in The Cloisters He s hoping to be alone but Rachael Vedette a museum guide wanders into his sanctuary Their unexpected conversation changes their lives Rachael is a survivor of the Holocaust in France Her father a Medieval scholar studied Abelard in the hope of bringing Abelard s ideas to the modern era and garnering him the honor he deserves Rachael protected her father s work throughout her own ordeal now she feels compelled to share it with Father Kavanagh The novel revolves around the story of Heloise and Abelard an iconic love story that echoes through the centuries It is also the story of Rachael and Kavanagh and the struggle to bring the story of the Jews into the rightful place in philosophical thinking a task that Abelard paid dearly forThis is a beautifully written book It s a book to be savored not read uickly The love story and the foray into philosophy and religion present much food for thought The characters are real people struggling with mighty issues The author did an excellent job of making both the middle ages and the modern era into backgrounds that enhanced the novel I enjoyed both the romance and the philosophy It s a book worth reading than once I received this book from Net Galley for this review


10 thoughts on “The Cloister

  1. says:

    I received this book from the publisher via NetgalleyA stunning book beautifully written Carroll brings to life the story of Abelard and Heloise but not to focus on the tragic nature of their romance which resulted in Abelard's brutal castration No he depicts the love that arises when two brilliant people come t

  2. says:

    The Cloister is a rich and demanding reading experience Carroll skillfully weaves together three narratives from three historical settings 1950 New York City Nazi occupied Paris and medieval France I found the novel uite engrossing but because all the characters are grappling with religion and ideas it demands concentration Father Michael Kavanagh and Rachel Vedette both find solace in the writings of Peter Abe

  3. says:

    A Catholic grapples with the Jewish uestion for 360 pagesOY VEYFar be it for me to speak for the entirety of the Jewish people but as long as you cool it with the murder and the genocide we don't really give a shit what you think abou

  4. says:

    The Cloisters is a novel of ideas that made me feel as breathless and on edge as I do when reading a thriller Wit

  5. says:

    The Cloister James Carroll Mar 6 456 384 pagesA well researched piece of historical fiction written by former priest James Carroll It is based on historically significant people fascinating subjects who I’d never before heard of It is a multi layered read that spans hundreds of years and begins with philisophe

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    Religion Philosophy and RomanceAfter an unsettling meeting with an old friend from seminary Father Kavanagh wanders through Central Park To escape the rain he takes shelter in The Cloisters He’s hoping to be alone but Rachael Vedette a museum guide wanders into his sanctuary Their unexpected conversation changes their lives Rachael is a survivor of the Holocaust in France Her father a Medieval scholar studied Abelard

  7. says:

    An entertaining story about Heloise and Abelard the famous medieval nun and monk this novel is far than that It conveys their theology as wel

  8. says:

    Carroll has written three story threads in three different time periods I was ignorant of Peter Abelard and Héloïse but I will never forget them and what they stood for against unbelievable odds I knew that th

  9. says:

    Originally published on my blog Nonstop ReaderA new narrative historical fiction from James Carroll and Doubleday The Cloister uses parallel storylines from the 12th and 20th centuries to illuminate and emphasize the timelessness of faith love fidelity understanding and salvation I cannot emphasize enough how well written and lyrical this book is It's definitely one of the masterfully written books I've read this year The prose is beautifu

  10. says:

    It was a promising read to begin with but I had to give it up after 23 of the way through Life is too short to struggle with a cumbersome book when there are so many good books waiting to be read

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