Vatican Waltz

Vatican Waltz

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young Catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling.
Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. When she loses her beloved grandmother, she begins experiencing "spells" of such intense spiritual intimacy that she wonders about her sanity. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, but he encourages Cynthia to explore her faith--however it presents itself.nbsp;

When he is killed in a mysterious accident, a message begins to emerge from Cynthia's prayers: God is calling her to be the first female Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by certain of the more reactionary officials she reaches out to within the Church. Unable to tune out the divine messages, she lets the power of unswerving faith drive her all the way to the Vatican in pursuit of a destiny she doesn't fully understand--and a turn of events that will inevitably bring long overdue change to the Catholic Church.
Publisher: New York :, The Crown Publishing Group,, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780307452955
Branch Call Number: FICTION MER


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Feb 11, 2019

This is one of the best books I've ever read. I can't see how anyone disagrees unless they didn't finish it. The settings make you feel like you're there, the mysteries are astounding and I could see the conflicts within the Vatican actually happening, and the ending struck my heart like a hammer. Simply put, it's a wonderful read.

Dec 04, 2014

I don't know why I took this book. The subject is really not of my liking. but when I started to read it, I couldn't stop. It is so beautifully written. And then - a big disappointment - the ending! What is about?

Cynthia_N Mar 05, 2014

I loved this book! It read like a memoir which made the story more enjoyable. It was obvious that the main character loved the Church and God but also obvious that she saw the flaws in the system.

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