Sleeping Letters

Marie-Elsa’s new book Sleeping letters was written on silent retreat. In this environment and companioned by the ritual of the Eucharist and monastic hours of silence, she was able to face the family tragedy of the death of her mother when she was only six years old. It is a mixture of poetry, prose and fragments of un-sent letters to both her mother and father we experience her path of connecting to her past family in an attempt to reconcile with loss as well as a radical exploration of her own faith.

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Sleeping Letters Review TLS October 2020

Marie-Elsa Roche Bragg is an ordained Anglican priest and this profoundly moving memoir, in poetry and prose, was written during two silent retreats in an unspecified mountain region. Beautifully rendered childhood memories feature in a series of letters to her father and late mother, who took her own life when the author was six years old.

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Sleeping Letters Review Church Times July 2020

Malcolm Doney reviews a 'love letter' that defies literary classification . . SLEEPING LETTERS defies conventional literary classification. It is -- at one and the same time -- prayer, contemplation, poetry, confession, and memoir. . Marie-Elsa Bragg recalls the death...

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