The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2006
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In the lucid yet reflective manner that is Karen Armstrongs trademark, The Spiral Staircase recalls her painful early life as a nun, her even more painful re-entry into secular society, and most compellingly, the long-undiagnosed epilepsy that made her life a horror show of phantom visions and misplaced hours. We follow her to the Middle East and elsewhere as she searches for answers to questions no less daunting than the significance of faith. Armstrongs learned views are especially resonant. But The Spiral Staircase - its name inspired by T S Eliots poem cycle Ash-Wednesday - is not a polemic, despite her forceful and persuasive arguments for religious tolerance. Rather, its a beautiful letter sent by a gifted writer attempting to decode the meaning of her life.
Publisher: Rearsby : 2006. Clipper Audio,
ISBN: 9781846323607
Branch Call Number: AB 204.092 ARMS
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (13 hr.)
Additional Contributors: Leishman, Virginia


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