Faith by Jennifer Haigh - 336 pages
Book Blurb: When Sheila McGann sets out to redeem her disgraced brother, a once-beloved Catholic priest in suburban Boston, her quest will force her to confront cataclysmic truths about her fractured Irish-American family, her beliefs, and, ultimately, herself. Award-winning author Jennifer Haigh follows her critically acclaimed novels Mrs. Kimble and The Condition with a captivating, vividly rendered portrait of fraying family ties, and the trials of belief and devotion, in Faith.
My Review: 3 stars
I hate that I didn't love this book as much as so many others did. I love the author's descriptions and use of vivid language however I felt she told me the story instead of showed me the story through words.
It took about 100 pages of "back story" to get to the real story which I really was annoyed with, however once the story got going I found it complex and interesting.
I learned quite a bit about the church, life as a priest and the test of faith in general.

Tags: Christianity, Other Religions, Fiction, 2011

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