Pullman blogger Corinna Nicolaou’s book “A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam,” is on the short list for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2017 Book Awards.The book details Nicolaou’s spiritual journey as one of a growing number of “nones,” a term statisticians use to describe Americans who claim no religious affiliation in polls and national surveys. One third of U.S. adults under age 30 are unaffiliated with any religion, according to a 2013 poll by the Pew Research Center, the highest percentage ever in its polling history.
Like the majority of nones, Nicolaou is not an atheist. Instead, she is on a quest to discover a personal and meaningful relationship with the divine
outside the often stifling and polarized confines of traditional religion. She visits various congregations and studies different religions, writing about her experiences with heart-searching humor.
Nicolaou’s work has appeared in the Washington Post and elsewhere, and her commentaries have aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She blogs at onenonegetssome.com. The association will announce award winners in January.