Synopses & Reviews
Biology professor Andy Waite is finally beginning to pick up the pieces years after a drunk driver killed his wife. Between finishing his research and taking care of his young daughters, he has reasons to get through the day, and most days he does without falling apart. That is, until a young female student enters his life and turns it upside down.
Melissa Potter is a passionate evangelist hoping to write the definitive paper about Creationism. She makes Andys Darwinian certainty—and his grief—a personal challenge. As she chips away at his committed atheism, he begins to realize the emptiness that hes been living with for too long. But when the relationship turns romantic, the boundaries hes worked so hard to maintain—personally and professionally—start to blur, and soon its unclear what kind of deliverance he really needs.
“Grodstein handles everything with a subtle wit, managing to skewer both the ultraconservative and the ultraliberal without making either seem absolutely wrong.”
"This engaging, and provocative novel is hard to put down. Highly recommended."
“Narrator Rick Adamson shines in his depiction of this novels characters. . . . This thought-provoking and emotionally satisfying novel is rendered even more so by Adamson.”
From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family comes a deeply human story of the consuming nature of grief, our desperate search for meaning, and the salvation that only love has to offer.
About the Author
RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret
and Younger Next Year
LAUREN GRODSTEIN is the author of three previous works of fiction, most recently the New York Times bestselling novel A Friend of the Family, which was a Washington Post Best Book Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, a BookPage