Dena Hunt taught English at the University of New Orleans until her conversion to Christianity in 1984. Following her reception into the Roman Catholic Church, she returned to her native Georgia and taught in rural high schools until she retired. She did not start writing until after her retirement. Currently, she has several short stories in print and online, as well as reviews and essays. Hunt\'s first two novels, \"Treason\" and \"The Lion\'s Heart\" were both published in 2013.
Unless the reader happens to notice the subtitle of this new book about Flannery O’Connor, a cursory glance would probably lead him to think that it’s another biography—or yet another critical volume. But Lorraine Murray’s The Abbess of Andalusia is much more than biography or criticism, and that “more” is contained in the subtitle of the book: Flannery O’Connor’s Spiritual Journey.
This is not a narrative; it’s an explication. Moreover, it’s not chronologically arranged, as you’d expect a biography to be, but presents its material by topic...
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