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A Nun in the Closet by Dorothy Gilman
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Jul 21, 10

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If you haven't encountered this confection by Dorothy Gilman, you're in for a real treat. Sister John and Sister Hyacinth, nuns from a cloistered order, set out to inspect some land recently left to the order by a person none of them knows for reasons no one understands. In the process they encounter hippies living off the land, migrant farm workers living hand-to-mouth, and mysterious noises living in their basement. And who is the mystery man who collects the garbage? The situation gets resolved with all Gilman's usual whimsy and flair for making the almost-impossible seem all too likely---and completely in character. In some ways this book, set in the late 1960s, can be read as a period piece about the cultural and political situation at the time. Or maybe things haven't changed much.
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