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"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."

—Ray Douglas Bradbury (b. 1920) American writer of science fiction

 

Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group

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This month's selection is "Faith: a Novel" by Jennifer Haigh

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  • Adults
When February 12, 2014
from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
Contact Name Lori A. Barnes
Contact Email
Contact Phone 970-479-2194
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This month's selection is "Faith: A Novel" by Jennifer Haigh. Summary: "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.

Estranged for years from her difficult and demanding relatives, Sheila McGann has remained close to her older brother Art, the popular, dynamic pastor of a large suburban parish. When Art finds himself at the center of the maelstrom, Sheila returns to Boston, ready to fight for him and his reputation. What she discovers is more complicated than she imagined. Her strict, lace-curtain-Irish mother is living in a state of angry denial. Sheila's younger brother Mike, to her horror, has already convicted his brother in his heart. But most disturbing of all is Art himself, who persistently dodges Sheila's questions and refuses to defend himself.

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."

 
 

Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.

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