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Friday Book Review: The Priest’s Wife. Plus an interview with author PJ Connolly

The Priest’s Wife to me sounded as though it was going to be about a torturous relationship between a priest and either his mistress or a woman that loved him fiercely but he loved God and Rome more. Set mostly in the 1970s, the opening chapter reveals a young nun having to lick spilled salt and pepper off the dusty floor on her 21st birthday as the Mother Superior seems intent on humiliating her as much as possible.