Settling into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was;a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean? Having grown up in a deeply religious and traditional family, Shapiro had no personal sense of faith, despite her repeated attempts to create a connection to something greater. Set adrift by loss; her father's early death, the life-threatening illness of her infant son, her troubled relationship with her mother; she recognized the challenge at the heart of her anxiety: What did she believe?
“I was immensely moved by this elegant book, which reminded me all over again that all of us-at some point or another-must buck up our courage and face down the big spiritual questions of life, death, love, loss and surrender.” --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love