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A Land Without Sin

A Land Without Sin

A Novel

by Paula Huston

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books 2013

"A wonderful book for church book clubs; Huston takes God, the burden of history, and religion's big questions seriously."

Publishers Weekly

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

From the great pyramids of Tikal to the graceful palaces of Palenque to the shadowy guerrilla camps of the vast Lacandon, A Land Without Sin is a modern-day journey into the heart of darkness. 

A Land Without Sin: Read an Excerpt

A Land Without Sin: Read an Excerpt

"If Stefan were being held captive, would he even try to make a break for it? Or, good Catholic boy that he was, would he be unable to resist the call to martyrdom?" Read the first chapters of A Land Without Sin.

Praise for

Praise for "A Land Without Sin"

"Huston has written a novel that's wise and wry, tragic and tender, and altogether thrilling ... I couldn't stop reading." Read what author Robert Clark and others are saying about A Land Without Sin.

A Q&A with Paula Huston

A Q&A with Paula Huston

"I've always been fascinated by the mystery of the human person -- the depths that, even in those closest to us, we can never plumb. I'm equally amazed by the mystery we are to ourselves."

Paula Huston's Website

Paula Huston's Website

Learn more about renowned spiritual and fiction writer, professor and monastic oblate Paula Huston here.

More Books by Paula Huston

More Books by Paula Huston

A Season of Mystery, Simplifying the Soul, and more. See a complete list of spiritual books by author Paula Huston.

A Land Without Sin: A Slideshow

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The "Impossible Possibility" of Forgiveness

Bruce Epperly

Reading A Land Without Sin was an adventure of the spirit, joining drama, suspense, ethics, and spirituality. Amid the many trajectories of this book, the one that spoke to me was the "impossible possibility" of forgiveness. 

Faithful Fiction: A Review of A Land Without Sin

Faithful Fiction: A Review of A Land Without Sin

Greg Garrett

A Land Without Sin treats the great human themes -- love, faith, family, forgiveness, faith, good and evil, transformation -- that are also the great Christian themes.

A Well-Crafted and Compelling Novel

A Well-Crafted and Compelling Novel

Sarah Reinhard

There are some characters in this novel that I'd like to meet in real life, which is a testament to Huston's writing. I have vivid mental images of them: I can hear their distinct voices, see their faces, picture what they'd do.

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