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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530237
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 482

Belief


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An epic novel of love and religion that sweeps across New Zealand and America at the turn of the nineteenth century.

An epic novel of love and religion that sweeps across New Zealand and America at the turn of the nineteenth century.

In 1899 William McQuiggan leaves his young Australian wife and new-born twins in New Zealand and travels to America in search of God. Belief is the story of his journey and of his marriage to Myra, who follows him from Auckland to Salt Lake City, Utah, and to Zion City, Illinois. With each leg of the journey the family grows until William is the reluctant father of six, and Myra's understanding of her husband deepens and matures.

Belief is a vivid evocation of a way of life that has passed, a tale told on a grand scale: the story spans seventeen years, three countries and three religions. More than that, it is the story of how love and patience may triumph over violence and despair.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530237
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 482

About the Author

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is an accomplished writer whose work includes plays for stage and radio, poetry, scriptwriting and novels. She was shortlisted for the 1999 Montana Book Awards for her previous novel, The Whistler. Her novel The Hearts Wild Surf was a great success in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She is co-founder of the Auckland Writer's Festival and the 2000 Katherine Mansfield Fellow.

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