By Jane Bradley
Unbridled Books (May 2010)
Spring 2011 Catalog Copy:
When a young woman goes missing, a professional searcher with uncanny empathetic skill works heroically to find her.
You Believers is a powerful cathartic story of casual evil and how the worst things can be faced so that one might not only survive but grow. A young woman goes missing, and her mother uproots her life to find her daughter. But it is not just the heartbreak or the deep mystery of the hunt for lost loved ones that Bradley so convincingly explores. Rather, with the help of an amazingly dedicated searcher, family and friends somehow learn to move past unspeakable horror and celebrate the tenacity of the human spirit. Offering a vision that is at once ruthless and utterly compassionate, Bradley renders the search for logic, meaning, redemption and even hope in the domino force that is human nature.
Part Southern gothic, part crime, part haunting suspense story, You Believers takes readers on a harrowing journey that rewards the reader with insight into how we might endure horrible events with faith, strength and grace even while it reveals the ripple effects of random violence.
"It’s classic, almost. Like the story of Persephone picking flowers in a field one spring afternoon. The earth opens..."
(Click here to read full excerpt You Believers, featured in the catalog copy)
Interviews with Jane Bradley
Talking About Missing Persons, Professional Searchers
and Faith With Jane Bradley, Author of You Believers
An Interview by Lois Alter Mark
*Above interview also featured at: Stylesubstanceandsoul.com *
An Interview with Author Jane Bradley
by Mindy Winthrow
YOU BELIEVERS: Q & A with author Jane Bradley
An Interview by Karen Spears Zacharias
My First Time: Jane Bradley
An Interview by David Abrams
Mx3 Guest Post: Jane Bradley, Author of You Believers
Guest blog by Jane Bradley
Reviews of You Believers
SING YOU HOME and HOUSE RULES, author of
, author of THE ICE HARVEST
"YOU BELIEVERS examines the anatomy of a horrific crime from every angle: the victim, the perpetrator, the family members left behind, and the tenacious searcher whose job it is to bring closure. Several perfectly pitched Southern narratives weave together to form a strong song of love, loss, and human resilience. A gripping, intense read."
"You Believers is a splendid crime novel. Jane Bradley has an exceptional feel for time and place and language, a real gift for suspenseful plotting, and most importantly a talent for writing real human beings."
The Long Home, I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down, and a Southern gothic novel, Twilight, says of You Believers:, author of
“Beautifully written and profoundly felt, this eloquent novel lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned.”
“ What, if anything, consoles you in your darkest hour? The human capacity to believe—to ascribe purpose to deity or destiny—in the face of evil and deepest loss is the thread that binds Jane Bradley’s debut novel, You Believers.”
You Believers may be pre-ordered from Barnes and Noble, www.unbridledbooks.com or Amazon.com, or your favorite bookseller.
Les Editions de Seuil...translating and publishing You Believers into French
Ten percent of author proceeds from the novel are donated to CUE.
Click here to read Jane's essay on the writing of You Believers, as well as a full excerpt from the novel:
“A Story of CUE: Finding Faith in You Believers.”