Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion, on tour February 2011

Posted By on January 3, 2011

About Devotion

• Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)

Settling into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was—a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite her repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater. Set adrift by loss—her father’s early death, the life-threatening illness of her infant son, her troubled relationship with her mother—she recognized the challenge at the heart of her anxiety: What did she believe?

Devotion is a spiritual detective story, a literary excavation to the core of a life. At once poignant, funny, intensely personal, and completely universal, it is the story of a woman whose search for meaning in a constantly changing world ultimately leads her home.

About Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro’s most recent books include the novels Black & White and Family History and the bestselling memoir Slow Motion. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Elle, Vogue, Ploughshares, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She lives with her husband and son in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Follow Dani:

Dani’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, February 9th: Kelly’s Lucky You!

Thursday, February 10th: Book Club Classics!

Monday, February 14th: {Mis}Adventures of an Army Wife

Tuesday, February 15th: Books Lists Life

Wednesday, February 16th: nomadreader

Tuesday, February 22nd: Coffee and a Book Chick

Wednesday, February 23rd: Colloquium

Thursday, February 24th: The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Friday, February 25th: Books in the City

Monday, February 28th: English Major’s Junk Food

Tuesday, March 1st: she reads and reads

Tuesday, March 1st: The House of the Seven Tails

Wednesday, March 2nd: Boarding in My Forties

Thursday, March 3rd: Man of La Book

Thursday, March 3rd: Guest post at she reads and reads

Tuesday, March 14th: Chefdruck Musings

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