A chilling novel about the isolation of being stalked and the abuse of power.

Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?
This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.

“A remarkable book that will speak not just to teens, but to women of all ages.” —Sara Zarr, author of National Book Award Finalist Story of a Girl

“A riveting portrayal of the corruption of power and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence.” —Francisco Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World

"A powerful story about attention, expectations, faith, and trust. It's about the power of authority, and the abuse of that power. It's also about the love of writing, and of family and friends. Most importantly, it's about speaking up when you know something is wrong." -Bildungsroman Book Blog

THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD by Donna Freitas (Frances Foster Books/FSG, August 2008)

To find out more about Antonia Lucia Labella (and her quirky hopes and dreams), for author bio, school visit information, reviews, appearances and other strange facts and figures about sainthood, wearing the Catholic plaid, and growing up in a crazy, Italian household in Rhode Island, click here and you will be wisked away to the very official website of THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD by Donna Freitas.

SEX AND THE SOUL by Donna Freitas (Oxford University Press, April 2008)

For more information about SEX AND THE SOUL: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses, the most recent nonfiction title by Donna Freitas, for reviews, what people are saying (and writing) about the book, plus contact information for publicity, booking the author for a campus visit, lecture, or bookstore appearance, please click here to go to the homepage for SEX AND THE SOUL.