I recently read The Believers by Zoe Heller. Heller is the author of  What Was She Thinking: Notes on a Scandal , which was subsequently turned into the film Notes on a Scandal starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. The Believers follows a family in the aftermath of a father’s medical catastrophe.  A mom, two sisters, and a brother deal with the situation in varying ways. Secrets are revealed, faith is discovered, ideals are lost, and the family goes on. A compelling read.