OF LITTLE FAITH
Publisher: Steel Cut Press
October 22, 2013
Published with permission from ForeWord Review Magazine
A raw yet
sensitive portrayal of hypocrisy set against the backdrop of the
1960s presents the struggles of a liberal woman in the context of
conservative family and upbringing.
Brutally frank and devastatingly
real, this exceptional novel explores the
dynamics of a dysfunctional family
while calling attention to hypocritical
behavior. Dredged memories of clergy
pedophilia during the 1950s mingle with
suppressed sexuality and feminist
perceptions of a biblical world. Narrated
from the distinctive viewpoints of
four protagonists, the story reveals that
interpretation of religious
structure is highly personal, not a matter of
Two sisters, a
brother, and a sister-in-law cannot agree on whether to sell
home that is occupied by the sibling with a zealous attitude
fundamentalist religion. Pitted against this woman are her liberal
Laura, who wishes to have a child without the entanglement of marriage
a time when it remains unacceptable, and her brother, who is a
minister who remains childless.
Laura, having been molested by
a pastor, maintains a straightforward, carefree
lifestyle that showcases the
flaws of conservative purists who resist change.
Through Laura's eyes, a
sincere desire cannot tolerate a "should" or a "must"
in a preordained plan;
rather, it is the spontaneity of living that enlightens
those who seek the
guidance of a higher power.
Filled with twists and surprises, this
absorbing novel fulfills expectations
without giving itself away. The end
will astound even the most jaded.
Meticulous effort, as well as personal
experience, enhances the authenticity of
Hoenig's work, bringing to light a
captivating though frightening decade.
Women's rights, the Vietnam War, and
civil-rights protests set the backdrop for
this engrossing exploration of
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carol Hoenig is president of her own publishing
consultant firm and an
award-winning author with a gift for insightful
storytelling. Her involvement
in fundamentalism and later rejection of the
church bring to light this
sensitive portrayal of a fascinating cast of
*Of Little Faith* delivers a punch to old-school beliefs
while spotlighting the
period when progress for women battled nightmarish
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