ˆIn St. Claire of Assisi: Light from the Cloister, Bret Thoman, OFS weaves together facts about the life of Clare taken from the Legends by Thomas of Celano and adds, as he states in the Author’s Note, “a considerable amount of conjecture.” Thoman continues, “Thus, this book should not be taken literally in its entirety, as it is a blend of biography and historical fiction, of facts and speculation.” The 264-page volume contains sixteen chapters, an Epilogue, Afterword, Timeline, extensive Notes, For Further Reading and Acknowledgments sections. Available in hardcover for $24.95 from St. Benedict’s Press/Tan Books, P.O. Box 410487. Charlotte, NC 28241. Tel: (800) 437-5876. Fax: (815) 226-7770. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: tanbooks.com.