9780061339219

The Patron Saint of Liars: A Novel (P.S.)

Patchett, Ann

ISBN 10: 0061339210 / 0-06-133921-0
ISBN 13: 9780061339219
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs. But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she has left behind . . . and who she has become in the leaving.


Review:
"Beautifully written...Ann Patchett has produced a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion."

BOSTON HERALD

St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful mysterious woman who comes to the lovely ex-hotel pregnant, but not unwed. She plans to give her baby up because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs. But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she has left behind and who she has become in the leaving....

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Review:
Getting into another persons mind is difficult, but Julia Gibson provides the perfect tone for the introspections of Rose, a mysterious woman who embarks on a journey to find out who she is and what shes meant to do in her life. When the story switches point of view, Gibson is solid and consistent in providing a new voice for the narrating character that is easily recognizable to the listener. The story itself is laborious as Rose works through her thoughts and emotions. Each characters consciousness is minutely dissected, providing a deep psychological exploration for the reader to process. Religious symbolism and references add to the contemplative nature of the story. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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