A Psalm for Lost Girls
Bayerl’s brilliant debut is about saints, sisters, and learning to let go. Everyone in her hometown believed that Tess da Costa channeled the will of God and worked miracles. After she dies suddenly from a heart defect, the small city petitions the Pope to have Tess made a saint. Spearheading the canonization campaign are Tess' mother and the local priest. But her younger sister Callie, consumed with grief and anger, has no compassion for Tess' followers. She's determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love. With the help of Danny, Tess' secret boyfriend, Callie uncovers much more than she bargained for including a hidden diary and dangerous family secrets.