The Dearly Beloved Traces Two Married Couples Whose Lives Become Entangled When The Husbands Become Copastors At A Famed New York City Congregation In The SCharles And Lily, James And Nan They Meet In Greenwich Village In When Charles And James Are Jointly Hired To Steward The Historic Third Presbyterian Church Through Turbulent Times Their Personal Differences However, Threaten To Tear Them Apart Charles Is Destined To Succeed His Father As An Esteemed Professor Of History At Harvard, Until An Unorthodox Lecture About Faith Leads Him To Ministry How Then, Can He Fall In Love With Lily Fiercely Intellectual, Elegantly Stern After She Tells Him With Certainty That She Will Never Believe In God And Yet, How Can He Not James, The Youngest Son In A Hardscrabble Chicago Family, Spent Much Of His Youth Angry At His Alcoholic Father And Avoiding His Anxious Mother Nan Grew Up In Mississippi, The Devout And Beloved Daughter Of A Minister And A Debutante James S Escape From His Desperate Circumstances Leads Him To Nan And, Despite His Skepticism Of Hope In All Its Forms, Her Gentle, Constant Faith Changes The Course Of His Life In The Dearly Beloved, Cara Wall Reminds Us Of The Power Of The Novel In Its Simplest, Richest Form Bearing Intimate Witness To Human Beings Grappling With Their Faith And Falling In Love, Entertainment Weekly, A As We Follow These Two Couples Through Decades Of Love And Friendship, Jealousy And Understanding, Forgiveness And Commitment Against The Backdrop Of Turbulent Changes Facing The City And The Church S Congregation, Wall Offers A Poignant Meditation On Faith And Reason, Marriage And Children, And The Ways We Find Meaning In Our Lives The Dearly Beloved Is A Gorgeous, Wise, And Provocative Novel That Is Destined To Become A Classic
Cara Wall is a graduate of the Iowa Writer s Workshop and Stanford University While at Iowa, Wall taught fiction writing in the undergraduate creative writing department as well as at the Iowa Young Writer s Studio in her capacity of founder and inaugural director She went on to teach middle school English and history and has been published by Glamour, Salon, and the San Francisco Chronicle She lives in New York City with her family.
- 384 pages
- The Dearly Beloved
- Cara Wall
- 10 July 2019 Cara Wall