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The Testament of Mary

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The Testament of Mary

In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s crucifixion. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God nor that his death was “worth it.” She judges herself ruthlessly, and her judgment of others is equally harsh. This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine.

The Testament of Mary
by Colm Tóibín

  • Publication Date: February 4, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 1451692382
  • ISBN-13: 9781451692389