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It is the spring of 2002 and a perfect storm has hit Boston. Across the city's archdiocese, trusted priests have been accused of the worst possible betrayal of the souls in their care. In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the fallout for one devout family, the McGanns. As the scandal forces long-buried secrets to surface, Faith explores the corrosive consequences of one family's history of silence - and the resilience its members ultimately find in forgiveness. Throughout, Haigh demonstrates how the truth can shatter our deepest beliefs - and restore them. A gripping, suspenseful tale of one woman's quest for the truth, Faith is a haunting meditation on loyalty and family, doubt and belief. Elegantly crafted, sharply observed, this is Jennifer Haigh's most ambitious novel to date.


A compelling array of characters and top-flight writing...'Faith' is so emotionally rich, and its story so deftly delivered, that we're absorbed..., Wall Street Journal

Starred review. Haigh (Mrs. Kimble) explores the intersections of public scandal and personal tragedy in her superb fourth novel...At its broadest, this is a frank and timely story of familial and institutional heredity; at its most personal, the novel is a devastating portrait of a priest who discovers that he's also a man., Publishers Weekly

A non-sensationalized novel about an inherently sensational event...Haigh deals with complex moral issues in subtle ways, and her narrative is beautifully, sometimes achingly poignant., Kirkus

Starred review. With an exquisite sense of drama and mystery, Haigh delivers a taut, well-crafted tale that potently but subtly explores myriad gray areas within essential issues of truth and trust, punishment and absolution. 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

Best book of 2011. ...masterfully narrated...Plummer excels at narration that is emotional without being mawkish...strong narration lends further weight to Haigh's story, creating an audio experience listeners will want to immerse themselves in., AudioFile Magazine

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