by Eric Charles May
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After reading Eric Charles May's Bedrock Faith, you may well feel like you've lived the whole of your life in Parkland, the South Side Chicago neighborhood where this promising but uneven debut novel is set, circa 1993. Parkland is a tight-knit, god-fearing community, one where nothing goes unnoticed and everyone's lives are interconnected and in many cases have been for generations.
There is Mrs. Motley, a widowed librarian, who lives in a grand old home—the "house her grandfather had built, and where she'd been raised, and where she'd raised her own children, and where her parents and husband had taken their last breaths." Mrs. Motley has two suitors—Mr. McTeer, a widower and veteran, and Vernon Paiger, a local politician. There are the Davenports, who have a teenage daughter, Delphina, and host
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