In a remote convent school in Nova Scotia, an aging nun has a miraculous vision; a mute, injured man washes up on the nearby shore; and a group of girls is busily creating a reckless drama of excitements real and imagined. Here, amid the vows and rituals of Lent, a young girl named Felice has been sent after the death of her parents, poised somewhere between childhood, womanhood, and sainthood. A tragic death, a shocking revelation, and a baffling disappearance will set Felice on a staggering passage to self-discovery--armed with miracles that are uniquely her own.
About the Author
Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time she spent teaching Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. An Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Angela has won nearly thirty awards for writing and teaching. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.
“Surely a spinning wheel—not a typewriter—turned out this shimmering story….You will not have loved a young girl so much since Johanna Spyri’s Heidi.” —Charlotte Observer
“Few novels glow with such warmth and delicate grace….Felice is a modest miracle of goodly feelings.” —Kansas City Star
“Style and craft are alive and well and in this book, a novel that uplifts, praises and illuminates the human spirit….Felice is the work of a writer who is in touch with the human heart.” —Raleigh News and Observer
“A warmly intimate, funny first novel…Charming…and Sister A. is a pip!” —Kirkus Reviews