Francesca Sasnaitis reviews 'Holy Bible' by Vanessa Russell

Francesca Sasnaitis reviews 'Holy Bible' by Vanessa Russell

Holy Bible

by Vanessa Russell

Sleepers, $24.95 pb, 340 pp, 9781742706269

Vanessa Russell grew up in a traditionalist Christian fellowship, the Christadelphians. She read the Bible from cover to cover every year, enjoyed a childhood filled with group activities, and only left when their oppressive restrictions caused her too much grief.

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Francesca Sasnaitis

Francesca Sasnaitis

Francesca Sasnaitis is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia and has recently completed her first novel, Summerlands, which is partially based on her family’s experience of World War II.