Letter from Point Clear
By Dennis McFarland
(Picador, Paperback, 9780312427917, 368pp.)
Publication Date: May 27, 2008
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The older Owen siblings--Ellen and Morris--long ago left behind their gracious family home in Alabama in favor of the northeast. But when they learn that their wayward baby sister Bonnie has moved back into the old place with her new husband, a local evangelical preacher, they head home to perform a rescue. Upon their arrival, they find Bonnie reformed, and pregnant. But she hasn't yet broken the news to her husband that her brother Morris is gay, and the preacher soon begins a campaign to rescue him.
With tremendous insight and empathy, Dennis McFarland "turns a comic showdown between New England skeptics and Bible Belt fundamentalists into an eloquent mediation on the many meanings of faith" ("The Washington Post").
DENNIS MCFARLAND is the bestselling author of Prince Edward, Singing Boy, School for the Blind, A Face at the Window, and The Music Room. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.