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"A heartfelt, personal story of the gradual awakening of a woman who comes to see that preferring the 'human to the perfect' does not alienate her from authentic spirituality but allows her to live more fully."

Kathleen Norris,
author of The Cloister Walk

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One woman’s remarkable story that reminds us that the most significant journey, into the center of one's self, is one of perpetual renewal and transformation.


AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST (Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperback; On Sale: February 26, 2013) is a powerful, unforgettable spiritual biography about a woman’s coming-of-age and her search for her true identity.  With vivid testimony, Mary Johnson traces the yearnings, doubts, and revelations from her 20-year tenure as a nun within Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity to her return to the secular world.  Mary’s remarkable journey of self discovery—her magnetic pull to love, her search for understanding and identity—renders this story universal in scope and is sure to leave an indelible mark upon readers. Now available in paperback, this edition includes questions for readings groups as well as a wonderful conversation between Johnson and Mira Bartók.

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