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Vampire Novelist Anne Rice On Falling Away From Christianity (Again)

Author Anne Rice talks about her new book during an interview at her home in La Jolla, Calif. Wednesday Oct. 26, 2005. After
Author Anne Rice talks about her new book during an interview at her home in La Jolla, Calif. Wednesday Oct. 26, 2005. After spectacular sales for her tales of vampires, witches and sadomashochism, Rice has turned to Jesus _ personally and literarily. Her innovative novel "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" (Knopf) depicts Jesus as a seven-year-old lad speaking in his own words as the holy family moves from Egyptian exile to Nazareth. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Vampire novelist Anne Rice has a conflicted soul. When we talked to her in 2009, she had abandoned atheism and returned to the Catholicism of her youth, committing herself to chronicling the life of Jesus. She told the world she was “called out of darkness," and swore off books about the fashionably undead. But just a year later, her faith fled once again, and the vampires came back. Guest interviewer Mark Oppenheimer finds out what happened.

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