February 2009 Indie Next List
“The Believers is a story is of a dysfunctional Jewish family, including a bizarre, demanding mother; an overweight daughter; and a drug-addicted son. Heller gives us an interesting, enjoyable journey, as the reader becomes a part of the day-to-day events in the lives of this family.”
— Lona Shields, Echo Books, Inc., Chester Springs, PA
Zoe Heller] is an extraordinarily entertaining writer, and this novel showcases her copious gifts, including a scathing, Waugh-like wit. New York Times
Best-selling author Zoe Heller has followed up the critical and commercial success of What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal with another tour-de-force on the meaning of faith, belief, and trust: The Believers. Tragic and comic, witty and intense, The Believers is the story of a dysfunctional family forced by tragedy to confront their own personal demons. In the vein of Claire Messud and Zadie Smith, Zoe Heller has written that rare novel that tackles the big ideas without sacrificing page-turning readability.