The Girl Who Slept with God

The Girl Who Slept with God

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a€œFine, carefully wrought . . . . reading this novel [is] a heartening experience.a€a€”The New York Times Book Review a€œBrelinskia€™s page-turning debut is full of humor, insight and imaginative sympathy. Think of it as the annunciation of a new talent.a€a€”The Wall Street Journal a€œA revelation.a€a€”Vanity Fair a€œ[Brelinski] had readers hooked from page 1.a€a€”Elle For Fans of Celeste Nga€™s Everything I Never Told You and Meg Wolitzera€™s The Interestings, an entrancing literary debut about religion, science, secrets, and the power and burden of family from recent Wallace Stegner Fellow Val Brelinski Set in Arco, Idaho, in 1970, Val Brelinskia€™s powerfully affecting first novel tells the story of three sisters: young Frances, gregarious and strong-willed Jory, and moral-minded Grace. Their father, Oren, is a respected member of the community and science professor at the local college. Yet their mothera€™s depression and Gracea€™s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family, whose world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers shea€™s pregnant witha€”she believesa€”the child of God. Distraught, Oren sends Jory and Grace to an isolated home at the edge of the town. There, they prepare for the much-awaited arrival of the baby while building a makeshift family that includes an elderly eccentric neighbor and a tattooed social outcast who drives an ice cream truck. The Girl Who Slept with God is a literary achievement about a familya€™s desperate need for truth, love, purity, and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.He pulled a crumpled cigarette out of his shirt pocket and began bending it back and forth. a€œYou know, my mother used to think she could communicate with angels. Or hear ... I think the clutch is going out, but Ia#39;m too lazy to do anything about it.

Title:The Girl Who Slept with God
Author: Val Brelinski
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-08-04

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