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Saints for All Occasions: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017 
Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2017
A Harper's Bazaar Best Book of 2017

"This year’s best book about family." —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.


Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, quietly preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.

Product Specifications

Author
J. Courtney Sullivan
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780307949806
EANList
  • 9780307949806
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
030794980X
ItemDimensions
  • 800
  • 520
  • 67
  • 89
Label
Vintage
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Vintage
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
432
PackageDimensions
  • 102
  • 795
  • 67
  • 520
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2018-05-29
Publisher
Vintage
ReleaseDate
2018-05-29
Studio
Vintage
Title
Saints for All Occasions: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
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