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Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession 4 editions

Cover of: Called Out of Darkness by Anne Rice
About the Book

In 2005, Anne Rice startled her readers with her novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and by revealing that, after years as an atheist, she had returned to her Catholic faith.Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana followed.And now, in her powerful and haunting memoir, Rice tells the story of the spiritual transformation that produced a complete change in her literary goals.She begins with her girlhood in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. She describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.She writes about her years in radical Berkeley, where her career as a novelist began with the publication of Interview with the Vampire, soon to be followed by more novels about otherworldly beings, about the realms of good and evil, love and alienation, pageantry and ritual, each reflecting aspects of her often agonizing moral quest.She writes about loss and tragedy (her mother's drinking; the death of her daughter and, later, her beloved husband, Stan Rice); about new joys; about the birth of her son, Christopher; about the family's return in 1988 to the city of New Orleans, the city that inspired so much of her work. She tells how after an adult lifetime of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and consecration to Christ that lie behind her most recent novels.For her readers old and new, this book explores her continuing interior pilgrimage.From the Hardcover edition.


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2008, Alfred A. Knopf
Called out of darkness
in English
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2008, Random House Publishing Group
Called Out of Darkness
E-book in English
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2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Called Out of Darkness
Electronic resource in English
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March 9, 2010, Anchor
Called Out of Darkness

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