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Title Catholic girls / edited by Amber Coverdale Sumrall and Patrice Vecchione.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1992.

Subject Catholic women -- United States -- Literary collections.
Catholics -- United States -- Literary collections.
Girls -- United States -- Literary collections.
American literature -- Catholic authors.
American literature -- Women authors.
American literature -- 20th century.
Alt Name Sumrall, Amber Coverdale.
Vecchione, Patrice.
Description 340 pages ; 21 cm
Note "A Plume book."
ISBN 0452268427 : $11.00 (Can. $13.99)
OCLC # 25410760
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Patrice Vecchione1
Pt. 1The Company of Angels 
  Excerpt from Memories of a Catholic Girlhood / Mary McCarthy11
  First Communion / Patrice Vecchione14
  Digger and Margaret Mary / Trudy Riley17
  Relief / Rita Williams28
  Company of Angels / Ellen Treen34
  Normal / Joyce Goldenstern39
  Excerpt from Zami: A New Spelling of My Name / Audre Lorde45
  Doubting the Reality of God / Melissa Anderson Lowry55
  Of Saints and Other Things / Kay Hogan60
  Poem of Childhood / Kathleen Guillaume64
  The Last Chance / Anita Roberts68
  Receive This White Garment / Yvonne80
  Academie Sainte-Anne / Gretchen Sentry83
  Sister Mary Sebastian / Beverly Sheresh92
  The Nuns of Alba / Rita Signorelli-Pappas100
  Getting Here from There / Mary Gordon102
Pt. 2Falling Away 
  The Virgin of Polish Hill / Carolyn Banks107
  Angelina / Gigi Marino117
  Novena / Maureen Brady122
  Spilled Milk / Kay Marie Porterfield128
  The Shock of Creation / Cecilia Woloch139
  V-E Day / Judith Ortiz Shushan140
  Falling Away / Elizabeth Spires144
  Fainting / Cathleen Calbert148
  The Forbidden List / Sharon Myers150
  Misty, Tiled Chambers / Valerie Miner154
  Augusta / Dorianne Laux162
  Saturdays / Ana Castillo164
  The Virgin Mary and the Paso Robles Cliff / Pier J. Roberts165
  Our Lady of Perpetual Night Contemplates Her Lack of Faith / Nita Penfold172
  Redeemers / Dinty W. Moore174
  Girls at the Altar / Marilyn Murphy183
  St. Sonya / Irene Zabytko187
3A Temple of the Holy Ghost 
  Starving for God / Alison Stone205
  Into the Light of Day / Cheryl Marie Wade207
  St. Maria Goretti / Tracy Bolin210
  Confirmation / Jane Kremsreiter212
  The Blessed Mother, Momma, and Me / Barbara Hoffman223
  Learning About Sin: The French Kiss / Linda Nemec Foster225
  Nijinsky / Maura Stanton226
  Saint Marie / Louise Erdrich243
  Wild Women of Borneo / Catherine Shaw259
  The Calling / Lin Florinda Colavin261
  Before Sewing One Must Cut / Jeanne Schinto271
  El Regresar / Gael Roziere286
  Excerpt from Household Saints / Francine Prose288
  Last Confession / Amber Coverdale Sumrall292
  Holy Water / Patti Sirens300
  The Fall Baby / Kathleen de Azevedo301
  Visit / Kim Addonizio309
  Nasturtiums / Joan McMillan311
  Housework / Kristina McGrath314