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James Carroll On Faith, History And The Catholic Church21:59

The Cloister, by James Carroll. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Cloister, by James Carroll. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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James Carroll's new novel, "The Cloister," spans centuries as it explores the core questions of Catholicism through the story of Peter Abelard and Heloise in 12th century France, and a post-World War II friendship between Father Michael Kavanagh and Rachel Vedette in New York City.

Carroll will be discussing "The Cloister" on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Book Store.


James Carroll, the author of eight works of nonfiction and 12 novels.

This segment aired on March 6, 2018.


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