Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. She has published academic analyses of contemporary popular culture, edited three editions of her university’s composition textbook, and co-edited a book review journal for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. After nineteen years of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Oklahoma, Florida Atlantic University, and Northeastern State University; she retired herself from the position of Associate Professor of English and is currently writing her first work of Catholic Historical Fiction.
Kathleen Glavich’s novel The Fisherman’s Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter’s Spouse is a really good idea. It’s the kind of good idea that makes a reader wonder why it hasn’t been done before. As far as I can see in doing some research, this is, in fact, the first time anyone has given St. Peter’s wife a voice.
Because the novel’s premise is such a good idea, it is a fun read. I enjoyed meeting this character and seeing Christ, the Blessed Mother, and the apostles through her eyes. Though not replete with details, the novel is well researched enough to give ...
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