Our Lady of Infidelity A Novel By Jackie Parker
First time in paperback, the story of a troubled child who opens the hearts of the people in a small town to their own capacity for love.

It begins when a vision appears in a carwash window in the tiny, dusty desert town of Infidelity, a blip on the map just outside of Joshua Tree, California. Seven-year-old Luz Reyes, whose family was killed by death squads in her native land and whose mother is gravely ill, is the first to see it. Then Walt Adair, the divorced owner of the carwash. Then Zoe Luedke, the golden-haired stranger in search of her runaway husband. And even the child's skeptic mother, Josephina Reyes, sees it. A crowd gathers, and others in the town see something as well, but no two people see the same thing. Though the priest, Father Bill, tries to prevent the vision from taking hold, even he seems to fall under its power.

At first, it brings wonderful things: healings, peace, a kind of happiness that the people of Infidelity have never known. Then Luz's extraordinary powers begin to reveal themselves. There is an unexplained death, and the town begins to turn against her and those who have gathered around the miracle child. In the chaos that follows, people struggle to hold onto the beauty that came into their lives through Luz and the window even as they ask, Were they deluded or duped—or were they given a great gift?

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TitleOur Lady of Infidelity
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorBy Jackie Parker
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published13 September 2016
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Jackie Parker, an award-winning poet and teacher of meditation, is the author of the bestselling novel for young adults Love Letters to My Fans. She leads transformational workshops using meditation and writing as vehicles for healing, well-being, and community and lives in Los Angeles, California.

“Jackie Parker writes with tender sympathy for human frailty and rapturous appreciation of the mysteries of spiritual life. Our Lady of Infidelity is an enchanting and magical novel about the many different ways in which love can take us by surprise.”—Brian Morton, author of Florence Gordon and Breakable You

"Pitch-perfect . . . Told with haunting eloquence and subtle humor, this is a powerful and gripping American story about second chances, the bonds between people, and the search for a sense of home. The voices of the characters ring true and so does the story. Our Lady of Infidelity is an unforgettable, life-affirming novel."—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Our Lady of Infidelity is one of those novels that I just did not want to end. I love this book! Jackie Parker is an amazing writer. The story and characters are deeply engaging. I was truly touched on so many levels by this book.”—Sandra Ingerman, author of Medicine for the Earth and Soul Retrieval

“Compelling and luminous, a novel as full of love as the vision it portrays. This is a book that readers will turn to again and again for the wonderful story and for the sense of hope it brings to the enterprise we call life.” —Rosa Lowinger, author of Tropicana Nights

“What a wonderful tale! This soft-spoken, lyrical, and loving work dives deep into the world of mystical vision and emerges as a visionary work in itself. It feels like a blessing to swim in these waters.” —Bruce Joel Rubin, Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, and Deep Impact

"It's a rare novel that offers both entertainment and illumination. Jackie Parker delivers a compelling yarn while shedding light on the mysteries and ambiguities, beauties, and absurdities that often surround spiritual experience, whether real or imagined."—Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda: From Emerson and The Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West

“Jackie Parker writes generously, ecstatically, and from a surfeit—of ideas, characters, and stories. What results is a world that is both grounded and magical, born from the imagination of a distinctively American Allende.” —Brooks Hansen, author of John the Baptizer

"Parker's first adult novel is a good mixture of Kingsolver and Allende with a healthy dose of . . . magic realism."—Booklist
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