The Believer

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Book Club Notes for The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein... Just Add Wine

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22 March 2021

Book Club Notes for The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein... Just Add Wine

    A Stunning Accomplishment: Read our Review of The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein

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    22 March 2021

    A Stunning Accomplishment: Read our Review of The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein

      Synopsis

      This book is about ghosts and gods and flying saucers and certainty in the absence of knowledge. From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief. Weaving together the stories of six extraordinary ordinary people, The Believer looks at the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is, and the world as we’d like it to be. How they can stunt us – or save us. Some of the people you will meet believe in things most people don’t. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Others believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Facing one’s own transgressions with an open heart. In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein talks with her characteristic compassion and empathy to these believers – and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.
      Sarah Krasnostein
      About the author

      Sarah Krasnostein

      Sarah Krasnostein was born in America, studied in Melbourne and has lived and worked in both countries. Earning her doctorate in criminal law, she is a law lecturer and researcher. Her essay 'The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner' was published on Longreads and listed in Narratively's Top 10 Stories for 2014. She lives in Melbourne and spends part of the year working in New York City.

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