Tempting Faith DiNapoli is first-time novelist Lisa Gabriele’s alternately wrenching and funny coming-of-age story about a girl who is born with a powerful faith — a faith that is sorely tested across the difficult years of her childhood and adolescence.
“Every guy has this fantasy about meeting a nice Catholic girl who’s clever, smart and playful—her mind is just a little bit dirty. Lisa Gabriele is the literary incarnation of that fantasy.” – Chuck Klosterman
“Explodes with the kind of raw, bawdy, chaotic, intemperate life force rarely found in Canadian literature… vitally alive.“ – Hamilton Spectator
“A small-town Bret Easton Ellis.” – Ottawa Citizen