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A mesmerizing literary debut novel for Issy MOBI #237 of doubt faith and perseverance in the aftermath of a family tragedy for fans of Me Before You Little Bee and Tell the Wolves I’m Home  The Bradleys see the world as a place A Song Epubwhere miracles are possible and where nothing is important than family This is their story   It is the story of Ian Bradley husband father math teacher and Mormon bishop and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right Song for Issy eBook #10003 if he can only endure to the end like the pioneers did It is the story of his wife Claire her lonely wait for a sign from God and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy   And it is the story of their children sixteen year old Zippy experiencing the throes of first love cynical fourteen year old Al who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon and seven year old Jacob whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed pr 45 Where I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC any trip on the Beltway had us pass the Mormon Temple in Kensington This giant structure gleaming white and gold and topped by an eighteen foot statue of the angel Moroni is visible for miles around I remember being intrigued by it wondering how it differed from our own Protestant church and what might happen thereCarys Bray can offer a genuine insider’s view she was raised a devout Mormon but left the faith in her early thirties when a wife and mother of four she realized she could not rationalize their beliefs to her children There is certainly an autobiographical element to her debut in which the death of a daughter casts a pious Mormon family into the depths of grief and doubt; Bray’s second child Libby died at a few days old of an undiagnosed genetic conditionThe novel shifts masterfully between the close third person perspectives of each member of the family Seven year old Jacob’s viewpoint is pricelessly simple He “knows that his faith is bigger than a mustard seed; it’s as least as big as a toffee bonbon maybe bigger”This is a touching and necessary story about the difference faith can and cannot make – positing the little resurrections to be found in the midst of despairFull review in February 2015 issue of Third Way magazine

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A Song for Issy BradleyObably bigger than a toffee candy he thinks and which he’s planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle   Intensely moving unexpectedly funny and deeply observed A Song for Issy Bradley explores the outer reaches of doubt and faith and of a family trying to figure out how to carry on when the innermost workings of their world have broken apart   Praise for A Song for Issy Bradley  “I loved A Song for Issy Bradley It’s wry smart moving and comforting A terrific book about faith and what happens to that faith when the unimaginable happens” Nick Hornby“In this wry original generous spirited debut novel members of a family come to terms with grief each in his or her own way They wrestle with belief and disillusionment desire and hopelessness pervasive sorrow and moments of transcendent joy The result is riveting powerful and uietly devastating uite simply A Song for Issy Bradley took my breath away” Christina Baker Kline New York Tim I could feel pieces of my heart crumbling off while I read this A story about reanalyzing faith after a tragedy and about how family members often live in vastly different worlds even as they sit at the same dinner table every night I loved being in the heads of all the Bradleys especially the youngest son Jacob and I'll miss spending time with them A beautiful book