The Visitor at Winter Chapel

A Novel

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Pages: 136

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 06/01/2006

ISBN: 9-780-9785-3117-1

List Price: $14.95


NewSouth Books

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FICTION / General

The Visitor at Winter Chapel

A Novel

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When her brother is killed in Iraq, Abbie Staley's world is shattered. The eighteen-year-old college student finds her rural Alabama values torn asunder, altering her views on religion as well as the issue of abortion. But then a stranger comes to visit her at her home in the crossroads community of Winter Chapel. Another visit follows at the college campus. The stranger knows much about her life, and that of her brother, so much that at first she is terrified. But only then does she realize the visitor is of divine origin. While others have doubts about who she has seen, Abbie realizes that she has been chosen for something special, and devotes her life to helping others, one at a time. Her visitor comes one last time at Christmas, to leave a lasting gift that others share.
An intriguing story about the persistence of faith amid life's harsh realities.

—Carroll Dale Short, author of The Shining Shining Path and Turbo's Very Life

Batcheler and Sikora tackle the age-old questions in an important contemporary setting. Well worth pondering in this compelling story.

—Greg Fulton, Time

About the Author/Editor

FRANK SIKORA, a native of Byesville, Ohio, is a veteran journalist and the author of The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabama’s Frank M. Johnson, Jr.; Selma, Lord, Selma; and Until Justice Rolls Down: The Birmingham Church Bombing Case. He is recently retired from the Birmingham News.