Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Serious Little Catholics” by @Kathy Gereau, She Writes Press, June 2021, On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Kathy Gereau, the author of “Serious Little Catholics” has written a witty and intriguing memoir. The genres for this book are Catholic Humor, and memoir. The timeline for this memoir is set in the fifties and sixties and goes to the past and to the future when it pertains to the characters and events.
Through humor and the author’s experiences, she writes about memorable incidents in Catholic School that made her question some of the things said in Catholicism. Some of the teachers and Nuns had rigid ideas and severe punishment. Kathy had a large family.
When one of her fellow students asked if his pet dog would be going to heaven, the teacher was absolutely firm, and said “No”. When The author asked if her Protestant Aunt would go to heaven, she was told absolutely not, and the author remembers her aunt being such a sweet woman. Later on in school, when sex education was presented, the author was left confused that men were treated so differently.
I appreciate that Kathy Gereau shares her personal experiences with honesty and wit, and as she matures, she starts to appreciate the true spiritual message. I would recommend this thought-provoking book to others.