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Tempting Faith Dinapoli

(2002)
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At heart, Faith DiNapoli is a good Catholic girl. She's memorized all the prayers and hymns. She daydreams about her First Communion. She's pretty sure Jesus loves her. But she's angry. Angry with her father for leaving, her mother for never going anywhere, and her dysfunctional siblings -- just because they're around. And though she knows the Bible says the meek are blessed, Faith can't help but covet beautiful things and try to obtain them in any way possible. So Faith lies, cheats, and steals. In fact, she breaks almost every one of the Commandments, mostly by accident. At the same time, she grapples with the girl she thinks she should be, the family she's supposed to be a part of, and the imaginary life she may never live.

In Tempting Faith DiNapoli, Faith does more than grow from innocent eight to headstrong eighteen. Faith struggles with her new bad habits, fends off bad boys who want more than she should give, and contemplates a future that looks worse than her mother's past and present.

The DiNapolis are mismatched, broke, and dysfunctional, but they fight with and love one another with equal parts ferocity and devotion, laughter and tears. All the while, Faith prays for a happy ending. Or at least for something not too, too bad.

One part Beverly Donofrio, one part Frank McCourt, Tempting Faith DiNapoli is a charming, fresh, bighearted debut.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 0-7089-4892-8 / 978-0-7089-4892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 0-7432-2522-8 / 978-0-7432-2522-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tempting Faith Di Napoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 0-385-65821-4 / 978-0-385-65821-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 1-4165-7836-6 / 978-1-4165-7836-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 1-86049-991-0 / 978-1-86049-991-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tempting Faith Di Napoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 0-385-65822-2 / 978-0-385-65822-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
ISBN: 1-86049-939-2 / 978-1-86049-939-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tempting Faith DiNapoli
Author(s): Lisa Gabriele
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon CA