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Our Lady of Infidelity: A Novel of Miracles Hardcover – October 14, 2014
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"Pitch-perfect . . . Told with haunting eloquence and subtle humor, this is a powerful and gripping American story about second chances, the bonds between people, and the search for a sense of home. The voices of the characters ring true and so does the story. Our Lady of Infidelity is an unforgettable, life-affirming novel."Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
Our Lady of Infidelity is one of those novels that I just did not want to end. I love this book! Jackie Parker is an amazing writer. The story and characters are deeply engaging. I was truly touched on so many levels by this book.”Sandra Ingerman, author of Medicine for the Earth and Soul Retrieval
Compelling and luminous, a novel as full of love as the vision it portrays. This is a book that readers will turn to again and again for the wonderful story and for the sense of hope it brings to the enterprise we call life.” Rosa Lowinger, author of Tropicana Nights
What a wonderful tale! This soft-spoken, lyrical, and loving work dives deep into the world of mystical vision and emerges as a visionary work in itself. It feels like a blessing to swim in these waters.” Bruce Joel Rubin, Academy Awardwinning screenwriter of Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, and Deep Impact
"It's a rare novel that offers both entertainment and illumination. Jackie Parker delivers a compelling yarn while shedding light on the mysteries and ambiguities, beauties, and absurdities that often surround spiritual experience, whether real or imagined."Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda: From Emerson and The Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
Jackie Parker writes generously, ecstatically, and from a surfeitof ideas, characters, and stories. What results is a world that is both grounded and magical, born from the imagination of a distinctively American Allende.” Brooks Hansen, author of John the Baptizer
"Parker's first adult novel is a good mixture of Kingsolver and Allende with a healthy dose of . . . magic realism."—Booklist
About the Author
Jackie Parker is a writer and teacher of meditation. An award-winning poet, she is the author of the best-selling book for young adults "Love Letters to My Fans" and other works. She leads transformational workshops using meditation and writing as vehicles for healing, well-being, and community. She has designed and led classes for the UCLA Arts and Healing program and for schools and counseling centers, community gatherings, at-risk adolescents, and others.
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A direct descendent of “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, “Our Lady” rests in the laps of the town’s people, who open and close the book with their version of what happened on the sidewalk under the heat of the desert sun. What I love about this book is the gentle sense of humor in the telling of its intertwining stories, especially its mantle of religious symbolism, “Our Lady,” of course, the Immaculate Car Wash, the scent of roses, the silver fish, the tortoises, the mountain sheep, and then, of course, the kids in the diner referred to as “the children of Infidelity.” Well, there you have it. Everything is a double entendre. Anything can happen here. And does.
But not without question. Especially, the bigger question: what is true? And not true? Who among us can say for sure?
By Catherine Swan
The characters are so beautifully drawn that one feels pulled into their life situations. We simply need to find out what happens to Luz, Josefina, Zoe, Father Bill and the other major characters.The visions and subsequent crises which occur to Luz can be ascribed to a little girl's belief in miracles, or her need to make sense of a turbulent world. Isn't that something that we all need to do?
This is truly a story for our times It is highly respectful of the nature of religious belief and I can't recommend it highly enough.