Novelist Christopher Beha is not embarrassed to write books in which Christian faith is depicted with fairness. He also is an editor at Harper’s, and lives in Brooklyn. And, he is coming to Saint Thomas. Tonight at 6:30pm following the 6:15pm mass, Beha will speak to us on ‚ÄúFaith and Fiction.‚Äù Fr Austin plans a panel discussion with him also, some general Q&A, and a reception and book signing.
The ‚ÄúGood Books & Good Talk‚Äù seminar for Monday, February 23, will be on Christopher Beha’s What Happened to Sophie Wilder. The discussion will be from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Robert Fay has recently written: ‚ÄúIn Christopher Beha’s excellent debut novel, What Happened to Sophie Wilder, writer Charlie Blakeman nearly laughs when Sophie, his ex-girlfriend and a Catholic convert, says she plans to save the soul of her dying father-in-law, an atheist: ‘I don’t think I knew a single person who would have spoken in that way about saving someone’s soul,’ ¬≠Charlie observes. ‘The religious people I knew talked about their faith apologetically. It was an embarrassment to their own reason and intelligence, but somehow a necessary one.’‚Äù