Books: Alone at Last

THEGODFORGOTTEN by GLADYS SCHMITT 312 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $6.95.

The Godforgotten are the nuns and monks of St. Cyprian, as Novelist Schmitt calls her island, and it seems that God forgot them—or so they thought—in A.D. 997. In those years just before 1000, theologians were predicting the imminent Second Coming of Jesus Christ; with the end of the millennium would come the end of the world followed by the Last Judgment with infinities of sinners standing naked before the Lord. When an earthquake and tidal wave struck, washing away St. Cyprian's...

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