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Staff Bookshelf November 2022

Staff Bookshelf November 2022

We have reached Full Fall Mode here in DC. That means sweaters, hot beverages, fallen leaves, and of course, good books! Here are the stories on our minds as we’ve enjoyed the changing seasons.

The Lost Women of the Catholic Literary Revival

The Lost Women of the Catholic Literary Revival

The women writers of the Catholic Literary Revival were in their own time well-known and well-read, with no shortage of best-selling authors among their ranks. Most predated and greatly influenced Waugh and Greene. They wrote from a more diverse range of social and political positions than Waugh and Greene, and were often more radical in their use of ninetheenth- and twenthieth-century literary innovations.

Excerpt of Faithful Fictions

Excerpt of Faithful Fictions

The image of international Catholicism has itself undergone a change since the Second Vatican Council. The Church began to pay more attention to the individual conscience, to ecumenism, and to social justice, although there has also been fierce resistance to these trends in some quarters. Yet for a long period, Catholicism had seemed powerfully authoritarian and reactionary, and it was understandable that it should have been seen as set against all the social and political developments on which the genre of the novel was held to depend.

Staff Bookshelf September 2022

Staff Bookshelf September 2022

For many of us, September means the end of vacations and the start of the school year. While it’s sad to say goodbye to our beach reads, we’re excited to jump back into routine with our commute books and bedtime stories. Here are the books keeping us company as we settle into our schedules, new and old.

Books for Literature Lovers

Books for Literature Lovers

There are all sorts of bibliophiles in the world, but who loves books more than literature buffs? From novels to poetry, medieval translations to modern analyses, we have fantastic contributions to the field of literary studies that we know you’ll enjoy.

CUAP Staff July 2022 Bookshelf

CUAP Staff July 2022 Bookshelf

Summer is officially underway, and Mother Nature is making sure the whole country knows it. And how do we plan to beat the heat? The same way we beat the cold, and the rain, and the wind—we read!

CUAP Staff May Bookshelf

CUAP Staff May Bookshelf

End of the semester, end of the fiscal year—it’s no wonder we’re burying ourselves in books for some stress relief. Here are the titles that we’ll be picking up this May to unwind, reflect, and educate.

Excerpt of The Dry Wood

Excerpt of The Dry Wood

Father Malone had been dead for nearly a year, but his presence in the parish did not diminish. It grew, it was almost tangible. Every day joy increased like a warm and lasting spring after a long winter.

Lenten Reading List

Lenten Reading List

Lent is an ideal time to contemplate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In commemoration of Ash Wednesday, we’d like to offer you our recommendations for what to read in these next 40 days.

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