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Books: Colm Toibin's “The Testament of Mary' review.

December 10, 2012

This exquisite novella imagines the Gospel story from the perspective of Jesus' mother. Mary, now an aging widow, is kept in semi-confinement by men eager to insure that her account of her son's life matches the official version. In flashbacks, she recalls a time of strange . . . (Subscription required.)

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