(RNS) Fall is when reading turns serious again, after the light-as-a-breeze books of the summer. This list of new and recently released books reflects that return to seriousness, as many ask big questions to which there are few (if any) answers. Here, in alphabetical order by author, are 10 titles, both fiction and nonfiction, where religion (or the lack thereof) is part of the story.
Fiction “Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss (HarperCollins)
Krauss’ novel follows two Jews — one a writer, one an attorney, neither aware of the other — whose successful, ordered lives begin