The Naked Name of Love (Paperback)
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The Naked Name of Love (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/01/2010
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In 1865, as Darwin's new theory of evolution begins to sweep aside old certainties, a young Jesuit priest and plant-hunter sets out into an unknown world. He is driven by twin passions: for science and for his faith. Travelling across the Eastern Steppes of Mongolia in the company of a Buddhist monk and a local horseman, Joseph's journey is fraught with danger, both physical and spiritual. But it is Namuunaa, the gifted shaman woman who saves his life, who offers a greater challenge: she will teach him what it is to love. A story of East meeting West and of a love that transcends culture, faith and, ultimately, tragedy, this is both a novel on an epic scale and an astonishingly intimate story.

Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
ISBN: 9780719521744

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“Slow start leading to intense love story”

This book had echoes of The Thornbirds for me- in that there is a priest wrestling with celibacy vows and that is an interesting issue in itself.
I struggeld with the first half of this book a bit as it seemed like so... More

Paperback edition
6th November 2009
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“The Naked Name of Love”

A lovely, richly written book, which celebrates faith, human love, the beauty of nature and the wonders of science. It is the colours that I remember most: skies of blue, green, white; the bright dels of the... More

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1st November 2009
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“Boring and derivative”

This novel felt like a cynical exercise in ticking boxes to jump on the bandwagon of recent historical bestsellers. Misunderstood scientist..tick
Forbidden love..tick
Exotic location..tick
Religious conflict..tick... More

Paperback edition
6th November 2009
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