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Contrition (Paperback) (Maura Weiler)

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In this sweeping, heart-wrenching, and inspiring tale, twin sisters separated at birth reconnect through art, faith, and a father who touched the world through his paintings.When journalist and adoptee Dorie McKenna learns that her biological father was a famous artist, it comes with another startling discovery: she has a twin sister, Catherine Wagner, who inherited their father’s talent. Dorie is eager to introduce her sister’s genius to the public, but Catherine is a cloistered nun with a vow of silence who adamantly refuses to show or sell the paintings she dedicates to God.Hoping to get to know her sister and research the potential story, Dorie poses as an aspiring nun at the convent where Catherine lives. Her growing relationship with Catherine helps Dorie come to terms with her adoption, but soon the sisters’ shared biological past and uncertain futures collide as they clash over the meaning and purpose of art. Will they remain side-by-side for the rest of their lives, or will their conflicts change the course of the future?Find out in this beautifully detailed story that takes you on a spellbinding journey of the heart.
In this sweeping, heart-wrenching, and inspiring tale, two twin sisters who were separated at birth reconnect through art, faith, and their late father who touched the world through his paintings.

When journalist and adoptee Dorie McKenna learns that her late biological father was a world-class painter, it comes with another startling discovery: she was born a twin and has a sister known as Sister Catherine, a cloistered nun now living with a vow of silence. What?s even more surprising, Catherine?s artistic talents rival those of her father, but she refuses to show or sell the paintings she offers up as prayers.

Eager to introduce her sister?s genius to the public, Dorie goes on a mission and poses as an aspiring nun at the convent where Catherine lives. But when things don?t go as planned, Dorie winds up jobless, angry, and disillusioned. She changes paths and begins volunteering at the convent, where her spirituality deepens every day and her growing relationship with Catherine helps her come to terms with her own adoption. But soon the sisters? shared biological past and uncertain futures collide as they clash over the meaning and purpose of art. Will they remain side-by-side for the rest of their lives, or will their disagreements deeply change the course of the future?

Find out in this beautifully detailed story that takes you on a spellbinding journey of the heart.
Number of Pages: 330.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Maura Weiler
Language: English
Street Date: April 21, 2015
TCIN: 16559773
UPC: 9781593096489
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-6668

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