Books: Ex-Nun's Story

THE CALLED AND THE CHOSEN (306 pp.) −Monica Baldwin−Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($3.95).

Monica Baldwin is an ex-nun. The cousin of England's onetime Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, she took the veil of a Roman Catholic contemplative order in 1914, left it with a papal rescript in 1941 when she finally realized that she "was no more fitted to be a nun than to be an acrobat." After 28 years behind cloister walls, she was almost equally unfitted not to be a nun. Her bestselling first book. I Leap Over the Wall (TIME, Jan. 30,...

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