The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
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The Testament of Mary Summary
Provocative, haunting and indelible, Colm Tóibín's portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity.
The Testament of Mary Reviews
"Poigniant...This beautiful novella turns on who or what Mary should believe about her son's life and death - and on a mother's grief." - Publishers Weekly
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Colm Toibin Author Biography
Colm Tóibín was born in 1955 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland, the second youngest of five children. He graduated from
University College Dublin in 1975 and promptly moved to Barcelona for three
years. His experiences in Spain informed his first novel The South (1990).
Tóibín returned to Ireland to pursue a masters but never matriculated. He left
academia for a career in journalism and was editor of the prominent Irish news
magazine Macgill from 1982 to 1985. He has taught literature and creative
writing at Princeton and Stanford Universities, among others, and currently
lives in Dublin.
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