Faithful. Finished audio 10-30-18, 5/5 stars, fiction, pub. 2016
Unabridged audio read by Amber Tamblyn (love her!). 7 discs.
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. from Goodreads
I fell in love with Shelby and her journey of guilt, grief and forgiveness. This was not an easy read (or listen in my case) since Shelby was such a lost soul, but little by little, as she survived and discovered her value, the emotional pull ultimately satisfied. Do yourself a favor and give this bald, young adult who believes she doesn’t deserve to be here a chance.
I could go into more detail, but I really don’t want to. I want you to discover it on your own. Jason listened to it after I did and he loved it as well. This is probably my favorite Hoffman so far (although I’ only read a handful or so) and I LOVED the audio narration by actress Amber Tamblyn.
12 thoughts on “Faithful by Alice Hoffman”
I thought this was pretty good as well. Hope you and the family are doing well Stacy.
The family is surviving 🙂 I’ll post a house update soon. It’s a little primitive at the moment and I just got our computer set up on the kitchen counter so I feel like I have new life!
You’ve convinced me I need to give this a try even though Hoffman is hit or miss for me.
Some of her stuff is a little out there sometimes, but this isn’t that at all.
Shockingly, I don’t think I’ve ever read a Hoffman. This seems like a good one to start with.
I think you’d like it 🙂
I had to check her titles on Goodreads. I’ve read a few – favorite was her memoir about her experience with breast cancer (Survival Lessons). I’ve since given it to a few friends who received the same diagnosis.
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I read The Dovekeepers and loved it. I’ve been meaning to pick up others by her. Maybe this will have to be my second one!
Oh and I also love Amber Tamblyn. She just wrote a book Any Man and I’ve heard good things. I need to pick it up too.