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Little Faith

By: Nickolas Butler
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he’s also uneasy: In Shiloh’s absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick. 

While reckoning with his own faith - or lack thereof - Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover. 

Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.

©2019 Nickolas Butler (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Character-driven drama in the Midwest

The characters are easily the most interesting part of this story, and Butler's descriptions of Wisconsin help provide a vivid backdrop for their trials and hardship.

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Great book based on a true story.

This was my first Audiobook and I will be back for more. The author covered a lot of themes and emotions. I felt the story. The characters seem real and the narration was well done.
Thank you Nickolas

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Doesn’t flow

The story just doesn’t flow well. Often leaving me feel like I’d missed something. The whole story leaves something to be desired but especially the ending.

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what happened?

The ending wasn't clear to me. I guess it was happy? I liked the last Butler book a lot more.

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Beautiful writing

Beautiful writing. The author addresses the complexity of religious faith in a moving story based on true events.

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Narrator was superb.

I liked the story but the ending was awful! It wasn’t to me a book that you could surmise what happened or if it was it went over my head!