As she did in the bestselling novel A Friend of the Family,
Lauren Grodstein has written another provocative morality tale,
this time dissecting the permeable line between faith and doubt.
College professor Andy Waite is picking up the pieces of a
shattered life. Between his research in evolutionary biology and
caring for his young daughters, his days are reassurringly safe, if
a bit lonely. But when Melissa Potter charismatic, unpredictable,
and devout asks him to advise her study of intelligent design, he
agrees. Suddenly, the world that Andy has fought to rebuild is
rocked to its foundations. A well-crafted story of wayward souls
searching for forgiveness, healing and personal truth. Family
Circle Grodstein handles everything with a subtle wit, managing to
skewer both the ultraconservative and the ultraliberal without
making either seem absolutely wrong . . . Reminiscent of Carolyn
Parkhurst s Dogs of Babel. Booklist Finding or losing God proves to
be an equally destabilizing tectonic shift, and this novel is full
of them . . . Their cumulative force will leave you happily
unsteady, and moved. The Washington Post A master storyteller . . .
Tackles the tough topics: healing after loss, the relevance and
possibility of the divine in our lives, the gilded shackles of
academic life, and life in Southern New Jersey all while always
being terrifically entertaining. *Ben Schrank, author of Love Is a
Canoe Engrossing . . . You ll likely close the book with a new
perspective on faith, justice, mercy, and the difficulty of holding
a moral high ground. Bust A novel of ideas and a deeply felt story
of love, loss, hope, and the healing powers of forgiveness . . . A
provocative, moving story, and a beautifully written one. Dani
Shapiro, author of Devotion
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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