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Devotion: A Memoir

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Devotion: A Memoir

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? Devotion is a spiritual detective story, a literary excavation to the core of a life. At once poignant, funny, intensely personal, and completely universal, it is the story of a woman whose search for meaning in a constantly changing world ultimately leads her home.

Devotion: A Memoir
by Dani Shapiro

  • Publication Date: February 8, 2011
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0061628352
  • ISBN-13: 9780061628351