The Divine Economy of Salvation
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The Divine Economy of Salvation

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When Sister Angela receives an anonymous package containing an ornate silver candlestick, an object she hasn't seen in twenty-five years, her safe and secure life begins to shatter. Suddenly, she must confront her darkest secret: her participation in a crime from which she can no longer hide. As she sets about discovering who sent her the package, memories of St. X. School...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 26th 2002 by Algonquin Books (first published February 5th 2002)
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I found Sister Angela's story fascinating. The story begins with a brief description of Sister Angela's duties within the convent. When she receives the silver candle holder, she begins going back in time and telling us the story of her life when she was 14 - her mother was ill, she and her sister, Christine, are separated and sent to Catholic schools away from home. The story of how Angela copes (with her mother's illness and feelings of homesickness, worry, and loneliness) - her feelings about...more
Reallly enjoyed this book, though got a little frustrated with all the time jumping that happened. Interesting and informative perspective on Catholic boarding schools and Convent life, slightly frightening and definitely shows a dark side of human interaction. Not a light read.
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I don't quite know how I feel about this book. I really enjoyed it all up until the end. Her writing style is reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates. The plot was intriguing and kept my attention until it took a pretty sick twist.

I'm glad I read it, although I don't know if I could reccommend it.
I was blown away by the power and complexity and poetry of the language and ideas.
I read this around the same time I read Anne-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies, and the two are perfectly paired set of books. Brilliant. In my top 20 all time favourite books.
Young girls turning adolescents while at school with the nuns. Of course, something has to go terribly wrong. Keeps you reading on and on.
Very well written and suspenseful. A few loose ends at he ending but a very enjoyable read .
Went on forever! A ton of build up that was extremely anti-climatic at the end.

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Priscila Uppal was born in Ottawa in 1974 and currently lives in Toronto where she is a poet, fiction writer, academic, and professor of Humanities and English at the undergraduate and graduate levels at York University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council. Her creative and academic interests frequently intersect, and she has published work that explores the...more
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