Mordecai Richler meets Jane Austen in The Book of Faith. Faith, Rhoda, and Erica, affectionately kwn the Three Graces, are members of a liberal Jewish congregation in contemporary Montreal. Rabbi Nate wants a grand new synagogue; Marty, the congregation's treasurer, harbours a raunchy secret; and Melly is a hard-sed Holocaust survivor with an agenda. Award-winning author Elaine Kalman Naves's debut vel is a delicious send-up of synagogue politics. It is also a paean to friendship.