Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy

4.09 avg rating
( 652 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780670317011: Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy

After serving time on a murder charge, the former consort of a brothel owner joins the French Dominican Sisters of Bethanie to work among whores, drug addicts, and vagrants

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

This haunting tale of shame and redemption is the story of Lise Fanshawe, prostitute and brothel     manager in postwar Paris, murderer and prisoner,
and, finally, a Catholic nun in an order dedicated to serving people on the margins of society. Rumer Godden, author of the masterwork In This House of Brede, tells an inspiring and entirely convincing conversion story that shows how the mercy of God extends to the darkest human places

From the Back Cover:

Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy is about growth, choice, struggle, and the freedom of the soul that transcends the license of the body. It is about finding sin where we least expect it.”
— Joan Chittister, from the introduction

This haunting tale of disgrace and redemption centers on Lise Fanshawe, a prostitute and brothel manager in postwar Paris who, while serving time in prison for killing a man, finds God. Lise is helped by an order of Catholic nuns that includes former prostitutes and prisoners like her. She joins the order and is swept up in an unexpected and fateful encounter with people from her past life. Rumer Godden, author of the masterwork In This House of Brede, tells an inspiring and entirely convincing conversion story that shows how the mercy of God extends to the darkest human places.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rumer Godden
Published by Viking (1979)
ISBN 10: 0670317012 ISBN 13: 9780670317011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Viking, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670317012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rumer Godden
Published by Viking Adult (1979)
ISBN 10: 0670317012 ISBN 13: 9780670317011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Viking Adult, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670317012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Godden, Rumer
Published by Viking (1979)
ISBN 10: 0670317012 ISBN 13: 9780670317011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Viking, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670317012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Godden, Rumer
Published by Viking
ISBN 10: 0670317012 ISBN 13: 9780670317011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Viking. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0670317012 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0245235

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds