A riveting mystery that recalls the work of Umberto Eco and Barry Unsworth, A Stolen Tongue is the captivating debut novel that launched critically acclaimed author Sheri Holman’s literary career.
In 1483, Father Felix Fabri sails from Germany to Mount Sinai on a pilgrimage to venerate the relics of Saint Katherine of Alexandria. But at each of the shrines he visits throughout Greece and Palestine, he finds that the remains of Katherine’s body are being stolen piece by piece: her hand, her ear, and then her tongue vanish from their holy resting places. Desperate to discover the thief and save his saint from such appalling desecration, Felix is thrust into a strange mystery that takes him across the desert and plumbs the depths of his soul.
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About the Author
Hometown:Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:June 1, 1966
Place of Birth:Richmond, Virginia
Education:B.A. in Theatre from the College of William and Mary, 1988
Hmmm. I should give an extra star to Holman for portraying misogyny so well I had trouble reconciling her with the author of The Mammoth Cheese. I was hot and cold on this book, but ultimately was reeled in enough to want to stick around to see how it ended. Still exceeds my personal woo limits.