"A candid, generous, and profound spiritual memoir that deserves a great deal of thoughtful discussion."--Anne Rice
"A wonderful achievement . . . Johnson opens the window on a horizon of spiritual questions [and] takes an unflinching look inside her own heart."--"The Christian Science Monitor"
"An incredible coming-of-age story . . . [It] has everything a memoir needs: an inside look at a way of life that most of us will never see, a physical and emotional journey, and suspense."--Slate
"Reads like a novel . . . an exacting account of a woman growing into her own soul."--"More" magazine
"Engaging, heartfelt and entertaining . . . [Johnson] articulates her struggles with her God in words that will hit home."--"Los Angeles Times"
"An inspiration that transcends any particular religious belief . . . "An Unquenchable Thirst" is a journey that captivates, but its resonance lies in the life examined."--"The Denver Post"
"Readers . . . will find themselves transported into another world by this powerful, revealing memoir. An aspirant to the Missionaries of Charity at age nineteen, the author spent twenty years living a life both extraordinarily simple and heart-wrenchingly complex. Johnson skillfully demonstrates this juxtaposition through her writing--mundane events, such as gathering eggs or learning to play the piano, often have tragic or miraculous implications. . . . [Johnson's] memoir is exceptional."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"Johnson brings readers close to her story, showing her triumphs and temptations, limning characters as compelling as those in any novel. . . . Her mesmerizing account of trying to orbit the sun that was Mother Teresa vividly captures a life in turmoil.""--Booklist "(starred review)
"Eloquent and moving . . . an extraordinary testament to the enduring power of love--beyond faith and dogma. It reminds us of why we are here: to love and live fully, to be curious aboushow more