All We Have To Believe In


‘All We Have To Believe In’ is a captivating story of love and loss, of betrayal and redemption, set against the backdrop of America in the 1920s.

Edward Dooley is a disillusioned veteran of the Great War who comes home to San Francisco, struggles to fit into a fast-changing society, and falls in love with the daughter of immigrants who is as headstrong as she is idealistic.

Beneath all the glamour of the dazzling decade, however, xenophobia is taking hold, prosperity is undone by greed, and Prohibition proves morally bankrupt. Told with compassion and rich in historical detail, the themes of this story continue to resonate today.

About the Author:

Jeffrey J. Lousteau is a native San Franciscan drawn to the timeless patterns and ironies between the present and the past.  An architect by background, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, holds a Master’s Degree from MIT, and serves as an assistant editor for the literary journal ‘Narrative Magazine’.  He is the father of two sons and lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.