I’m an Alice Hoffman fan. I’ve read just about everything she has written, some I like more than others. Faithful is one of my favorites of hers.
This is a story of tragedy and sorrow. Shelby and Helene are best friends in high school until an accident changes both of their lives.
Grief, guilt, recovery, friendship – it is all here but I didn’t find it as depressing as it sounds from this description. I agree with the reviewer who wrote…. “there is unique magic that Hoffman casts in all of her novels; seriously, this is a novel for anyone who has faith.”
This is a beautiful novel about surviving, forgiving ourselves, and connecting with others.