What Fits in Two Suitcases

Years in the Convent

Original Title: Was in zwei Koffer paßt

Paperback, 256 pages, 12.5 x 18.3 cm, 4.9 x 7.2 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-15511-8
€ 8.95 [D] | € 9.20 [A] | CHF 12.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: September 8, 2008
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Brazil (Guarda-Chuva), Czech Republic (Dobrovsky), Denmark (Borgens), France (Michel Lafon), Italy (RCS/Bompiani), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff De Boekerij / Forum), Poland (Bertelsmann Media)

Veronika  Peters - What Fits in Two Suitcases


"A book being true to one's own life path – and about the happiness one should be allowed to miss out on just as little as this true story." Brigitte

One day Veronika Peters came to an unusual decision: to enters a convent. Motivated by the need to give her life a deeper meaning, of a life more than just the accumulation of possessions, she packed her bags and started on an adventure with an uncertain end. In this marvelous book, she tells, laconically and with a deep honesty, of the light and the dark sides of cloistered life – of the inner and outer conflicts that she had to overcome and of the limitations that are a part of a nun’s life. She reports as well on the wonderful human encounters that she experienced there, the depth and beauty of religious rituals, and joy and inner peace. Twelve years later she packed her bags once again – to begin a completely new life in Berlin.

What Fits in Two Suitcases is a very personal book with which the author, with equal amounts of humour and contemplation, shares her fascinating and highly unusual experiences. She gives readers a look behind the walls of an unknown world, while providing an impressive testimony of a young women’s search for beauty and spiritual fulfillment. The search for meaning is a crucial theme in modern society. Veronika Peters’ sympathetic and deeply human book will enthuse readers who are concerned with the question of having a fulfilled existence. It is a wonderful reading pleasure as well for all who are interested in the unusual experiences of a courageous and clever woman.

"The author … provides insight into a hermetically sealed world. It is exciting, surprising, and at times amusing."



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