On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles and her friends left their church buildings and carried ashes to the buzzing city streets. They marked the foreheads of neighbors and strangers, sharing blessings with waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike. CITY OF GOD narrates the events of the day in vivid detail, exploring the profound implications of touching strangers with a reminder of common mortality.
In our latest monthly contest, 10 readers will win a copy of Courtney Walsh's new contemporary romance novel,PAPER HEARTS, which is now in stores. The deadline for entries is Thursday, February 19th at noon ET.