Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Winning the Poles

Radosc zyjacych w czystosci, my dears!

I just learned that is the title of my book, The Thrill of the Chaste, in Polish.


My book is coming out in the land of John Paul II, Maximilian Kolbe, and many of my ancestors.

I got the news via out-of-the-blue e-mails from the translator and proofreader of the book, a husband-and-wife team who are doing the job for the W Drodze publishing house, which is, I'm delighted to say, run by Polish Dominicans. Having been received into the Catholic Church by a Polish Dominican priest, Father Jacek Buda, two years ago at New York City's Church of Notre Dame, that likewise has special meaning for me.

This means that readers will soon be able to get The Thrill in three languages — English, the just-released Spanish edition, and Polish.

"And I say to myself, what a wonderful world" — and, if the Thrill translations keep piling up, perhaps a more chaste one as well.