"An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa ..." by @MacDowellColony writer @_MaryJohnson named 1 of Best Nonfiction Books of 2011! ^TS— Estelle Leonard (@EstelleLeonard) December 26, 2011
An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life is fascinating. I am about half way through - her story is so compelling. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a nun, or to take vows of chastity or poverty, this is a glimpse into the convent.
“Readers . . . will find themselves transported into another world by this powerful, revealing memoir. An aspirant to the Missionaries of Charity at age nineteen, the author spent twenty years living a life both extraordinarily simple and heart-wrenchingly complex. Johnson skillfully demonstrates this juxtaposition through her writing—mundane events, such as gathering eggs or learning to play the piano, often have tragic or miraculous implications. . . . [Johnson’s] memoir is exceptional.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)