Beneficence (Hardcover)

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A family must overcome tragedy to reclaim goodness and peace in their lives. Reviewers and readers have called this a "hauntingly beautiful" novel, "hard to put down," "a page-turner and an artistic triumph," "a masterpiece of compassion." Written by a masterful storyteller, this is a book that illuminates the journey we make through loss to healing.

In the midst of a nearly perfect life, Doris Senter is thankful but wary. "We can't ever know what will come," she says. When an unimaginable tragedy turns the family of five into a family of four, everything the Senters held faith in is shattered. The family is consumed by sorrow and guilt. Slowly, the surviving family members find their way to forgiveness--of themselves and of each other.

Few writers know the human heart and the burden of grief as New York Times bestselling author Meredith Hall (Without a Map). This is a radiant novel of goodness and love--both its gifts and its obligations--that will stay with readers long after the last page. With a rare tenderness and compassion, Beneficence shows broken hearts becoming whole as this family reclaims their love and peace.

Here's what people are saying...

"One of the best books I've ever read."--Simon Van Booy

"A modern American masterpiece."--Dani Shapiro

"If the word 'luminous' didn't already exist, you'd have to invent it to describe Meredith Hall's radiant new novel Beneficence."--Richard Russo

"These voices from the past speak so clearly to our time, at a moment when many of us wonder whether we'll lose the things that we consider blessings....Beneficence is a quiet but steady book, one that echoes ancient and important rhythms."--Washington Post

"A quiet gem...hard to put down."--Library Journal

"Hauntingly beautiful, emotionally devastating, and infused with great compassion."--Kim Barnes

"With wisdom and compassion, Meredith Hall writes about the capacity for atonement. Goodness. Generosity to see deeply, to live through fear and pain on your journey toward the awareness of splendor."--Ursula Hegi

Product Details
ISBN: 9781567926699
ISBN-10: 156792669X
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English