Wild Woman: A Footnote, the Desert, and My Quest for an Elusive Saint

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5.6 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Amy Frykholm is an award-winning writer, scholar, and journalist whose nonfiction works cover the territory of American religion from apocalyptists to saints. A senior editor for The Christian Century magazine, she appears frequently on television and radio programs as an expert in American religion. After receiving her PhD from Duke University, she went on to write several books, including Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America and Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography. She lives in Leadville, Colorado, with her husband and son.


"With her well-known penchant for saints and weirdos, Amy Frykholm leads us on a scholarly and personal adventure to discover Mary of Egypt, an ancient Christian mystic whose life and teachings are urgent and necessary for all of us today." --Eliza Griswold, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and poet

"I was powerfully moved. The writing is sublime. Beautifully written and wise, Wild Woman is an absolute treasure." --Mirabai Starr, translator of the mystics and author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy

"A valuable meditation on the nature of pilgrimage, when every seemingly wrong turn in the road can lead to discoveries never imagined." --Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

"Spiritually refreshing." --Barbara Holmes, author of Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church

"A captivating account. A story about desire, in every sense of the word--a tale as wild as the spiritual quest can sometimes be. I couldn't stop reading." --Belden Lane, author of The Solace of Fierce Landscapes