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Twenty-three year-old Mary Grace Mastrianni returns home to face her past. Having had a lonely childhood after the painful death of her mother, she thought she left it all behind her when she escaped to New York City to attend college and build a new life. But after being forced to return to sell the family home, memories of her early years surround her, making her come to terms with unresolved feelings and desires she had pushed away for so long. Finding her mother's tattered and worn sweater that has not been touched since the day of her mother's passing, Mary Grace apprehensively puts it on, wrapping it around herself for comfort. Teary-eyed, she slides her hand into its pocket to discover a yellowing square of paper on which a Novena is printed. The prayer promises that any request will be granted as long as the person fervently prays the prayer in church for nine consecutive days. Mary Grace, who has often found herself lacking faith, decides to stay in town just long enough to pray the Novena. In her heart she holds a very special request. As Mary Grace dutifully proceeds along her nine day journey of prayer she undoubtedly feels her faith growing. The beauty of God surrounds her but she can't help but wonder if her most heartfelt prayer will be answered. Nine Days is the story of one woman's discovery of the presence of God's amazing grace.


  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Kirk House Publisher (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193379478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933794785

Nine Days: A Novel by Christine Pisera Naman

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