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Colm Toibin’s 'Testament of Mary' Brings Jesus’ Mother Down to Earth
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? In The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin goes a long way. NEW YORK — How far can one go in ...

Colm Toibin’s Virgin Mary is Far From Meek and Mild
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

The masterful Irish writer Colm Toibin puts a jackhammer to the cozy, safe, Christmas-card version in The Testament of Mary. This month, as Christians set up their creches and ass ...