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Are you there God, it's me Ellen?
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
Are you there God, it's me Ellen?
Written by:
Ellen Coyne 
Read by:
Aoife McMahon 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 31 minutes 
Published:
November 01 2020 
Available Date:
November 01 2020 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9780655698647 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Autobiography; Memoirs 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Gill audio 
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Debut novel
UK Author

Is it possible to be young, progressive and a Catholic? Ellen Coyne is about to find out …

‘This isn’t a Catholic country anymore,’ someone proudly declared in a pub where Ellen Coyne was sitting. Ellen had left the Church long ago, like many her age. But she had never stopped talking to God. Now, about to turn 30, she realised she wasn’t quite ready for this declaration to be true. Abandoning the Church had been an act of protest. However, Ellen began to wonder: who had really lost the most? Why should those who damaged the Church get to keep all its good bits, like the rituals, the community, a guide for living a better life and the comfort of believing it’s not the end when somebody dies? But how could she ally herself to an institution she doesn’t entirely agree with? In her first book, a stunningly thoughtful and intelligent debut, Ellen Coyne tries to figure out how much she really wants to go back to the Church – and if it is even the right thing to do.

‘I flew through this on a “will she, won’t she?” knife-edge, all the while questioning my own attitude to faith and spirituality.’
Emer McLysaght, author of Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

‘Sings with sincerity … this is the book the church doesn’t know it needs for its own survival.’
Justine McCarthy, Irish writer and journalist