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Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

Rice, Anne

ISBN 10: 0307268276 / ISBN 13: 9780307268273
Published by Knopf, 2008
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate attached to front end page (signature only). light crease on front DJ flap. $24.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. (Bonus: Comes with a unsigned 1st Printing hardcover copy of Rice's 'Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt'). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027850

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Title: Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual ...

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Anne Rice is the author of twenty-eight books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

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