Description" 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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About the Author
Jennifer Haigh is the author of the short-story collection News from Heaven and four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won both the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and the PEN/L. L. Winship Award for work by a New England writer. Her short fiction has been published widely, in the Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories, and many other places. She lives in Boston.
"Luminous. . . . The novel has the magnetic, page-turning quality of a detective thriller, but the clues here lead not to objective proof but to insight into a family both vividly specific and astonishingly universal. . . . . Wise."--O magazine
"Haigh's fourth novel draws you in. . . . You'll be hypnotized until you know where it stops."--Self
"FAITH is so emotionally rich, and its story so deftly delivered, that we're absorbed."--Wall Street Journal
"Both riveting and profound. . . . An incredibly suspenseful novel."--Washington Post
"Expertly wrought. . . . Ms. Haigh, a subtle, serious novelist who happens to have a flair for capturing troubled family dynamics, never allows FAITH to become predictable. . . . Gripping. . . . Substantial."--New York Times
"Haigh deals with complex moral issues in subtle ways, and her narrative is beautifully, sometimes achingly poignant."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"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)