I'm very pleased to have received the following review of my novel, "The Holy Family," from novelist Larry Baker. Please check it out--I'd love to hear from atheist readers. :-)

http://www.tuckerseven.com/tucker-seven-books/

"When I got a copy of Alan Michael Wilt's novel, The Holy Family, I wondered if I would be interested in reading it. At first I was merely intrigued by the title and the incongruous picture of a young girl's blonde French braid on the cover. But from the first page I knew I had stumbled into a jewel of a book. I found myself reading and re-reading and putting stars by exquisite passages that took my breath away. Wilt begins by describing Marty Halsey's battle with his Catholic faith--a religious upbringing that seemed to him to turn on dogma and rules versus the beauty and poetry of faith. The story follows Marty's religious odyssey alongside the tender and breathtakingly sensual descriptions of his 'courtship' and marriage to Justine Damont, the artist, the atheist, the loving and charming wife, and the devoted mother of their two daughters. Early on, you understand that Marty and Justine have suffered a horrible loss and are trying to 'hold it together' for each other. I found myself simultaneously wanting the details of their loss and yet dreading the details I knew I would be given. I was also afraid that a too-neat resolution would end this story and make me sorry I went for the ride. Instead, what I got was a pitch-perfect ending to a deeply moving and thought-provoking story of love and of faith in 'the beauty and poetry' of human emotions. Read the book, tell your friends; this novel deserves a wide audience." --Larry Baker, author, The Flamingo Rising and other novels

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