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One of the most entertaining late-night reads ever written!
on 14 September 2001
If you ever need a really good book to get you through a sleepless night, this is the one! I've been a fan of Dorothy Gilman's books since I was 12-years-old. She writes with a rare wit and an insightful and compassionate understanding of human nature. Her mystery/adventure novels aren't deep or cerebral, but they're not shallow either. Rather, they're absolutely transcendent. Gilman's characters live in a world of love, light and laughter that somehow always prevails, even in the darkest of circumstances. Her protagonists have a powerful humanity that stresses the absurd rather than the tragic. I re-read my dog-eared copy of A Nun In The Closet at least twice a year, and I never fail to laugh and smile as these beloved, familiar characters make their way through an incredible adventure of the sort only Dorothy Gilman can cook up. I doubt anyone could avoid falling in love with two very special nuns from St. Tabitha's as they discover a really wacky and wonderful world outside of cloister. ---Trystan