Chasing Grace: Reflections Of A Catholic Girl, Grown Up by Martha Manning

Chasing Grace: Reflections Of A Catholic Girl, Grown Up

byMartha Manning

Paperback | August 5, 1997

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From the author of the "absolutely absorbing" (USA Today) memoir Undercurrents comes an unforgettable portrait of childhood, family and community. The eldest child of a devout Irish-American Catholic family, Martha Manning weaves her story around the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, confirmation, holy orders, marriage and last rites. She recalls her childhood pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and entrance into motherhood with wisdom, wit and remarkable honesty. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Chasing Grace is a wholly original tale of family and friends, happy times and difficult ones -- and thepainful, joyous journey from childhood to adulthood.

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Martha Manning, Ph.D., is a writer, clinical psychologist, and former professor of psychology at George Mason University. She is the author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface; Chasing Grace: Reflections of a Catholic Girl, Grown Up; and All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage. Manning has been recognized by the National Insti...

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Title:Chasing Grace: Reflections Of A Catholic Girl, Grown UpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.52 inPublished:August 5, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0062513125

ISBN - 13:9780062513120

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Named a "best bet" by "USA Today, Chasing Grace" is a hilarious and touching memoir of a Catholic childhood and a lifetime spent in pursuit of grace--from the "talented and thoughtful writer" ("New York Times") Martha Manning, author of the critically acclaimed "Undercurrents". "Poignant, witty, often caustic. . . . Manning's meditation will appeal to thoughtful readers of every persuasion".--"Library Journal"

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"Poignant, witty, often caustic... Manning's meditations will appeal to thoughtful readers of every persuasion." -- "Library Journal" "I used to think that grace is what happens when your toast falls butter-side-up. But that's not grace, it's good fortune. Grace is what helps you celebrate the joy of a good landing and tolerate the disappointment of a bad one." -- Martha Manning