Book Clubs

A great read for any book club: Infinity is a page-turner, a coming-of-age story, a spiritual adventure, a cultural history, and a mystery all in one. Definitely not written as a religious book, it sparks numerous questions about one’s spiritual beliefs, integrity, and personal strength.

Book clubs have appreciated the reading discussion guide, suggestions for further reading, and particularly the author phone call after the discussion.

"It was extraordinary to discuss the monks while drinking their liqueur, seeing their hair shirt (amazing!), and examining their photos. To me it was especially meaningful to muse and explore with you questions which led us to new perceptions. Your book is a tour de force on a challenging subject. I loved reading it and was honored to have the chance to discuss it with you. Thank you again!"

"Reading An Infinity of Little Hours opened up a whole new world for us." "Your anecdotes and personal insights into your writing and research helped me to understand the book even more. An Infinity of Little Hours was a great inspiration to me of a life I knew almost nothing about—you made me feel as though I almost entered the Carthusian world for a brief time."

Maygene Daniels, Cindy Becker, and Sandy Shelar,

Capitol Hill Book Club

"A marvelous discussion emerged from this intriguing book. After the book club meeting, I received three responses of great thanks from members. Something that had never happened before."

Lois Kauffman, hostess, Washington, DC

"We loved the time you spent with us at the book club in Warm Springs. Would love to have another visit with you— the book is just marvelous."

Liz McCarthy

Warm Springs, Virginia.


Patrick Downer, from Washington, DC, comments, "Nancy’s combination of complete control of her material, obvious and infectious love of it, and great sense of humor indeed made her one of the best authors I’ve heard speak. She was also gracious, not the least bit self-important as some authors are, and genuinely interested in dialogue with the audience."

"What a stupendous evening! On behalf of everyone at James River Writers and The Library of Virginia, we appreciate your passion, expertise, and stage presence in bringing Into Great Silence to a sell-out crowd in Virginia on September 14th. An Infinity of Little Hours is a brilliant and important book and I’m ever grateful to have spent time with you."
Director, James River Writers
Richmond, Virginia

Carol Heid, from Wisconsin’s "Wicked Women Book Club" comments, "We were so excited that you took the time to talk with us. Thank you. What a gift you have. After our conversation, we all hope to see Into Great Silence. It can only enhance our comprehension of this kind of life that is still so remote. It certainly has made all of us think about our individual spirituality versus our specific religions.
Thank you again.
It was much appreciated."