What people are saying about Forgiveness 4 You...                                                             "This is an intelligent, thought-provoking and quietly unnerving work about the corporatization of holy offices. I don’t even think one can call it a satire, which may be the most troubling thing about it." -- Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal                                         "Ann Bauer’s latest is a clever, humorous novel about love, guilt and acceptance." -- Cindy Wolfe Boynton, Star Tribune                                         Click here for more...                                         "Bauer writes with humor and compassion about a business that is both bizarre and entirely all too real." -- Kirkus                                         "An exploration of absolution that manages to be simultaneously irreverent and compassionate." -- Booklist                                         Click here for more...                                         “A poignant and very funny story about the advertising of redemption and, yes, the redemption of advertising." -- Martin Kihn, author and creator of Showtime's House of Lies                                         "Forgiveness 4 You imagines a near future where everything—even grace—can be commodified, but where our better angels still wield surprising power.” -- Christopher Castellani, author of All This Talk of Love                                         Click here for more...
Forgiveness 4 You is fiction. It’s a novel about religion and advertising, about trends in morality, about our universal and age-old desire to be forgiven for our sins.

In the book Father Gabriel McKenna—a fallen Catholic priest with deep secrets and regrets of his own—opens a professional service designed to provide forgiveness to everyone, no matter what their faith. We buy talk therapy. We pay people to touch us. Why not, ask Gabe and his partners, establish a business where people can pay to confess and have their conscience washed clean?

Forgiveness 4 You is the cynical yet hopeful story of what happens when everyone qualifies for redemption. It’s a novel about human failings and the power of faith in life. It's a tale about everyday corruption and divine absolution that may even help readers forgive themselves.

Forgiveness 4 You: A Novel
Available March 17, 2015