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Regardless of your faith or lack thereof, Beverly Donofrio has written a book for you. Initially begun as a series for NPR, this fascinating memoir details the author's search for the Blessed Virgin and a deeper understanding of the near-obsessive fascination many have for her. Understandably, Donofrio started out on her own pilgrimage with a mixture of skepticism and envy. Who were these Mary worshippers and how-and why-did they believe?
Packed into planes and buses with overweight, middle-aged rosary clutchers in search of the Blessed Mother, Donofrio traveled to such far-flung destinations as Medjugorje and Fatima, where the Virgin has been sighted time and again; and chronicles her own slow movement in the same direction as these true believers-toward a living faith. As the cynical journalist takes a turn toward the devout, she becomes keenly aware of her faults and the ways she has failed to be a good mother to her own son. Having seen the light, she is then prepared to both ask for and receive his forgiveness.
"Candid, entertaining, and abundantly enlightening, Looking for Mary sizzles with the fervor of the seeker and the sought-after, and delivers between its covers a sweet and salty miracle." —Lisa Shea, author of Hula