Compiled and Introduced by Patricia A. Lynch
Illuminated by the message
For Patricia Lynch, “opening one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s works is like ‘reading’ an icon or, in her case, a Pre-Raphaelite painting. We step into her world: the lush beauty of the Cheshire countryside and the cramped, dark wretchedness of factory towns.“ Fans of Gaskell’s published and dramatized works will discover ways in which The Message can reveal the depth of faith and challenge our own in Cranford, North and South, Wives and Daughters, and other favorite novels and short stories.
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Patricia A. Lynch is a freelance editor, graphic designer, and author of Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home. She has worked in church ministry and religious publishing since graduating from Marquette University in 1975, including twenty-five years with ACTA Publications and the Ecumenical Spirituality Group of southeastern Wisconsin. Patricia is a member of the Saturday Morning Club, an informal gathering inspired by the social movements of 19th-century Boston, and director of West Side Victorian Dancers. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.