Read date: August 20, 2018
Format: Print book
Captivating from the first line, The Book of Essie tells of a reality TV preacher’s daughter who grapples with a life-changing situation while striving for independence. Narrated from three different perspectives, the novel weaves a handful of other intense and richly developed storylines into the overarching plot and creates an immersive and deeply engaging tale. Issues that people everywhere are constantly struggling with are presented with such sensitivity and poignancy and brought to life in characters with whom the reader cannot help but to sympathize so sincerely. Weir has created a terrifically moving and empowering piece of literature.