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JoyMeredithwriter.com CONtrition review (6/5/16)
Denver Post Article: Colorado Authors' League Honors 13 State Writers (5/9/2016)
Denver Post ARTICLE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR COLORADO AUTHORS LEAGUE COMPETITION (4/29/16)
Daily Camera's Pick of the Day (1/19/2016)
Updated Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters interview Who is Art For? (1/14/16)
Shelf Awareness' Image of the day (12/7/15)
Public radio's The Author's Corner 1-minute contrition excerpts (11/17/15)
COLORADO COUNTRY LIFE'S 2015 BOOK REVIEWS: BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR (10/30/15)
Lighthouse Writers Workshop Story of a Book 6.0 Podcast (9/17/2015)
AMERICA MAGAZINE REVIEW THE SISTERS' STORY (8/31/15)
The Compass Review two novels look at Sibling Relationships From a Catholic Perspective (8/14/15)
BookBub's blog piece 15 Books About Sisterhood that will make you love your sister even more (CONTRITION is #5) 7/28/15
The Tidings Feature The Story Behind Contrition 7/10/15
U.S. Catholic Magazine's Review mAURA wEILER eXPLORES gOD AND GUILT IN cONTRITION 7/6/15
literary new england radio interview (starts 37:48 into the podcast) 6/8/15
COlorado Public Radio's COLORADO MATTERS interview WHO IS aRT FOR? 5/18/15
National public radio/Marketplace Weekend'S Program on Invisibility 4/24/15
Daily Camera's Boulder Bookshelf: in search of ghosts, ski areas- and ourselves (4/11/15)
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE'S CONTRITION REVIEW 4/9/15
aNDILIT.COM'S BE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF- A WRITERS WRITE INTERVIEW WITH MAURA WEILER 3/21/15
Praise for Contrition
An intriguing novel about secrets and silences kept on both sides of the cloister wall.
—Jane Christmas, author of And Then There Were Nuns
Twins separated since birth, one a tabloid journalist and the other a nun and visionary artist -- if Contrition isn’t an original American story, I’ve never read one. Weiler is compassionate and inspiring in this unique story about family, faith, and art.
—Erika Krouse, author of Contenders and Come Up and See Me Sometime
Contrition brilliantly explores the complicated relationship between the art and the artist, between estranged sisters and the ways we become estranged from ourselves. Weiler’s strength lies in her ability to find and focus on hope in the midst of loss.
—Rachel Weaver, author of Point of Direction
In Contrition, Maura Weiler creates a tapestry woven of spirituality, artistic ability, and family bonds. This poignant and riveting debut novel delivers a rich voice and compelling characters. A must-read.
—Mike Befeler, author of Mystery of the Dinner Playhouse
A haunting, spiritual journey through darkness and light, Maura Weiler’s Contrition tells the story of twin sisters separated at birth, their shared commitment to God and art, and the sorrow and vulnerability each learns about herself as they come to know one another. Moving and bold.
–Jim Ringel, author of Wolf
Contrition is a lively tale of twins separated soon after birth and then reunited in a cloistered monastery in Big Sur. Contrition explores the perils and pulls of art, faith, and fame. Smoking, drinking tabloid writer Dorie McKenna specializes in crafting wacky tell-alls about fake two-headed goats for The Comet, but when she begins to immerse herself in her long-lost sister's world of silence, self-abnegation, and prayer, she finds genuine stories she doesn't want to embellish, a call to pursue something higher, and nuns who lead her down a counter-cultural path to happiness.
–Jenny Shank, author of The Ringer