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"[Haigh is] an expertnatural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters' humanity." --NewYork Times

"We have the intriguing possibility that the nextgreat American author is already in print." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram

When Sheila McGann setsout to redeem her disgraced brother, a once-beloved Catholic priest in suburbanBoston, her quest will force her to confront cataclysmic truths about herfractured Irish-American family, her beliefs, and, ultimately, herself.Award-winning author Jennifer Haigh follows hercritically acclaimed novels Mrs. Kimbleand The Condition with a captivating, vividly rendered portrait of fraying family ties, and the trials of belief anddevotion, in Faith.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062065203
  • 9780062065209
  • 1,381,039

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"With an exquisite sense of drama and mystery, Haigh delivers a taut, well-crafted tale. . . . Indelibly rendered characters, suspenseful pacing, and fearless but sensitive handling of a controversial subject will make this a must-read for book discussion groups."--Booklist (starred review)
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Back cover copy

In the spring of 2002, a perfect storm hits Boston: Trustedpriests are accused of the worst possible betrayal. Faithexplores the fallout for one devout family.

Estranged from her family, Sheila McGann returns homewhen her older brother, Art--a popular pastor--finds himselfat the center of the maelstrom. Her strict mother is in a state ofangry denial. Sheila's younger brother, Mike, has convicted hisbrother in his heart. But most disturbing of all is Art himself, who dodges Sheila's questions and refuses to defend himself.

As secrets begin to surface, Faith explores the corrosiveconsequences of one family's history of silence--and theresilience it finds through forgiveness. A suspenseful tale of onewoman's quest for the truth, Faith is a haunting meditation onloyalty and family, doubt and belief. Elegantly crafted, sharplyobserved, this is Jennifer Haigh's most ambitious novel to date.
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11,933 ratings
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4 47% (5,608)
3 25% (2,987)
2 5% (560)
1 1% (163)
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