The Sweetness of Tears

The Sweetness of Tears

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"Jo March--family member of an Evangelical Christian Dynasty and early questioner of her own faith--knows that there is something she is not being told about her own past. She intends to find out. Told from multiple generational and cultural viewpoints, The Sweetness of Tears skillfully interweaves the lives and stories of Jo's relatives, many of whom she never knew existed. She travels from California to Chicago, Pakistan to Iraq, chasing loose threads that she hopes will lead to the truth and understanding of her own beginnings that she so craves. As Jo begins to discover who she is, what she learns above all else is that nothing is ever as it seems, and those with the strongest faith, are those who once doubted it the most. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2011
ISBN: 9780061780103
0061780103
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 21 cm

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Gwendoulos
Jul 01, 2012

Faith themes

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clarity24
Aug 26, 2011

Beautiful book. It's a political, religious and cultural statement about the ties that bind, and about the alarming ways our lives intersect. The author does a splendid job of really getting to the essence of the characters and she intertwines the stories so effortlessly that it doesn't feel contrived.
It took me a while to read but each time I got into it putting it down was so hard!!! I found myself up reading at 2:30 am when I had class at 8 am.
Read it. Just read it.

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