Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Vatican Waltz by Roland Merullo
This book is also set in Revere, MA, but so different. Cynthia Piantedosi lives in Revere quietly with her Father. After her Grandmother dies, she begins experiencing "spells" of intense spiritual intimacy. She discusses these spells with her local parish priest, and he encourages her to explore her faith. Cynthia eventually travels to the Vatican, her first time seeing Rome, to meet Cardinal Rosario. The book examines the intricate structure of faith, and personal faith, and it grows in intensity along with Cynthia's quest to go to Rome. The ending is an amazing surprise that you will have to read for yourself, and I won't spoil your pleasure.