The Anchoress

The Anchoress

England, 1255. What could drive a girl on the cusp of womanhood to lock herself away from the world forever?

Sarah is just seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a cell that measures only seven by nine paces, at the side of the village church. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister in childbirth as well as pressure to marry the local lord's son, she decides to renounce the world--with all its dangers, desires, and temptations--and… (more)

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Her long, slow pull into a future where cold stone is warmed by a little sunlight (literal in this case) is a considerable achievement for a debut novel.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2015)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Language: English


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