Description" Haigh is] an expertnatural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters' humanity." --NewYork Times
"We have the intriguing possibility that the next great 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 suburban Boston, 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. Kimble and 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.
"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)
"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
"A masterpiece of tension and tenderness."--More magazine
"FAITH is so emotionally rich, and its story so deftly delivered, that we're absorbed."--Wall Street Journal
"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
"Both riveting and profound. . . . An incredibly suspenseful novel."--Washington Post