The spiritual mystery novel by Ulrica Hume

“Ulrica Hume is literate, smart, painfully honest, and often slyly, redemptively funny, and she has suffused her story with the rare urgency of a genuine spiritual quest.” ~Tim Farrington, The Monk Downstairs

“…And while the novel’s sophisticated layers of meaning engaged my adult mind, its wildly adventurous plot, its vivid descriptions of far-away places, and its cast of wonderfully eccentric characters drew me in to an experience of reading that I haven’t had since I was a child.” ~Noelle Oxenhandler, The Wishing Year

An Uncertain Age was selected as a literary fiction finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards.NIEA sticker


“Ulrica Hume spins gold out of ink….” ~Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer, 5 stars

“She manages to deftly weave together the world’s major religious traditions in a way that makes the reader want to see how the novel plays out….It would make a wonderful book club choice where its depth could provide fodder for rich discussions.” ~Annie Peters,, 5 stars

Doris Lessing meets Umberto Eco This is a jewel of a book, a transformational novel that simultaneously deals with the emotional baggage of entering middle age and the transformation of the soul according to obscure Christian and Hindu traditions. Both realistic and occult, fascinating ideas and strange wisdom.” ~Amazon customer review, 4 stars

Fascinating & different This is not a book for everyone, but having said that everyone should read it. A love story, yes; but one with a difference. Protagonists who hold your attention and interest from the start. But it is more than a love story; it is the story of searching, for life and reason, for god and man. You will find that the story, the search, by turns holds one, fascinates, bewilders and delights. This is a book to make you pause and ponder and think about your own path in life. The research, the scholarship, sits lightly. No matter what stage you are in life, from this book you will learn.” ~Amazon customer review, 5 stars

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It’s almost as if the stars draw Justine, an American woman who is seeking to have a more settled life, and Miles, an English man who seems to be obsessed with some of life’s mysteries. They meet on the Eurostar and both of their lives change…” ~Meg, A Bookish Affair

“A story about life on life’s terms, with all its uncertainty.” ~Lee Harmon, The Dubious Disciple

“The strengths of An Uncertain Age include the many layers of meaning flowing through the steps Justine, Miles and the other rather eccentric characters take while seamlessly sharing prospective routes to fulfillment that are traditionally at odds with each other. Hume’s novel is well plotted, well crafted and well researched. Some readers may be turned away at Hume’s characters’ heavy reliance on quoting and pondering scholars and religious leaders. To some extent, the philosophy delays the story. At the same time, the philosophy drives the story. An Uncertain Age has the depth and power to inspire readers to ponder their own choices while waiting for the moment when each of Hume’s characters moves forward in faith or certainty.” ~Malcolm R. Campbell, Malcolm’s Round Table

Highly recommended.” ~Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice/Small Press Bookwatch

An Uncertain Age