The author and journalist Jane Christmas discusses her new book, And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life (Greystone, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
|And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas (Greystone, 2013).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Jane Christmas joins me again. The bestselling author has been on twice before with her terrific memoirs, What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim and Incontinent on the Continent. The former a book about an 800-kilometre trek she took with a bunch of other women in Spain. The latter was a memoir where Jane recounts taking her elderly mother on a six-week road trip across Italy. She has a new book to be published shortly: And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life. She looks at monastic life and whether she’s ‘nun material.’ I’ll ask her about this book, what led her to wanting to explore the nun’s life, what was going on in her own life that provoked this exploration, and what’s come about from all of it. Jane Christmas, like her parents pursued a career in journalism, and then she started writing these books, the first of which came out over a decade ago, The Pelee Project. They’re really great books, insightful, a lot of fun, really thoughtful and thought provoking, and delightful. I can’t wait to read this new book, which is published by Greystone. Visit www.janechristmas.ca. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Jane Christmas; Ms. Christmas, good morning.