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Soft Voices Whispering (Transita) by Adrienne Dines
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Mar 17, 2010

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bookshelves: judiths-bk-grp, 2010
Read from March 02 to 17, 2010 — I own a copy

While I did enjoy this book, I have marked it down because I found it confusing in several places; there were rather too many characters who were related to each other down the generations and some family trees in the beginning would have clarified the relationships considerably.
Having said that, the characters were well drawn and very varied, particularly the miserable nun Sister Pius and the more outgoing nun, Sister Agnus.

The action revoles around Kildoran, a small village in Ireland, where a traumatic event in the 1930s is still inpinging on the lives of its inhabitants 50 years later. The cast includes many members of a convent, both before they entered and many years later, when life before the veil seems a distant, sometimes haunting, memory.
As the stories of the various characetrs involved are revealed, it is impossible not to become drawn into the life of this tiny village.

An enjoyable read but not one I would heartily recommend.
I would have liked to have given it 3.5 stars.

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