17/07/2000

Act of Faith (by Erica James)

'Act of Faith' is a moving modern novel by Erica James.

Ali and Eliot lost their toddler son Isaac a couple of years before this novel begins. The book opens at his graveside, and reveals the antagonism they have both developed since their son's death.

Gradually they begin to come to terms with the tragedy, partly helped by Ali's friend Sarah. Ali, meanwhile, tries to help Sarah with her fundamentalist and rigid husband Trevor.

A bit deeper than other books by this author, with high emotion in places. Recommended.

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