The Gospel According to Sydney Welles

The Gospel According to Sydney Welles

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Elizabeth Gilbert meets Jennifer Weiner in this hilarious comedy of errors starring resident Los Angeleno Sydney Welles. Sydney seems to have it all--a lucrative career, a comfortable life, and a man who looks good on paper--until the Catholic Church, looking to repair some serious image problems, approaches the ad agency she works for to create a positive campaign. Sydney, told by her boss it's her account to lose, stumbles through the novel trying to figure out how to sell religion to a soulless society. She begins a one-sided argument with the Lord himself via riotous, pleading e-mails, all the time asking why He/She had to enter her neat, secular life and make such a mess of it.

Complicating things are her best friend Anna's on-again, off-again wedding; the disturbingly handsome priest serving as the church's liaison; and Jake, the new guy, who looks good in real life but comes equipped with all the real-life complications. Susi Rajah's wickedly funny debut novel introduces an unforgettable new voice in fiction and gives us a ribald, self-deprecating young woman who eventually discovers that love requires even more faith than religion.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596913479
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 21 cm


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May 29, 2013

Great book so far! Not quite finished yet. Can't put it down.

Nov 11, 2010

Funny & a little thought-provoking


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