Jennifer Haigh, author of Faith, on tour May/June 2011

Posted By on March 2, 2011

About Faith

• Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper (May 10, 2011)

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.

Praise for Faith

“Haigh 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 (starred review)

“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 (starred review)

“The narrative is emotionally involving and ethically concise, reminding us that things are not always as they seem and that we must consider carefully how we judge others. Most fiction readers will want.”

Library Journal

About Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh is the author of the New York Times bestseller Baker Towers, winner of the 2006 PEN/L. L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author; Mrs. Kimble, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and was a finalist for the Book Sense Book of the Year; and The Condition.

Her fiction has appeared in Granta, Ploughshares, Good Housekeeping, and elsewhere. She lives in the Boston area.

Visit Jennifer at her website.

Praise for Jennifer

“[Haigh is] an expert natural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters’ humanity.” —New York Times

“We have the intriguing possibility that the next great American author is already in print.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Jennifer’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 10th: Booking Mama

Wednesday, May 11th: The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Thursday, May 12th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Friday, May 13th: 5 Minutes for Books

Monday, May 16th: Hospitable Pursuits

Tuesday, May 17th: The House of the Seven Tails

Wednesday, May 18th: nomadreader

Thursday, May 19th: Bookchickdi

Friday, May 20th: Stargazerpuj’s Book Blog

Monday, May 23rd: As I turn the pages

Tuesday, May 24th: Books in the City

Wednesday, May 25th: Life In Review

Friday, May 27th: The Prissy Book Snob

Monday, May 30th: Bookstack

Tuesday, May 31st: Confessions of a Rambling Mind

Wednesday, June 1st: Colloquium

Thursday, June 2nd: Proud Book Nerd

Friday, June 3rd: My Reading Room

Saturday, June 4th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Monday, June 6th: Reading Between the Lines

Tuesday, June 7th: A Cozy Reader’s Corner

Wednesday, June 8th: Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, June 9th: The Book Chick

Friday, June 10th: BookNAround

Tuesday, June 14th: Rundpinne

Wednesday, June 15th: For the love of books

Thursday, June 16th: Literate Housewife

Friday, June 17th: Amused By Books

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