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All Saints

Palmer, Karen

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ISBN 10: 1569471053 / ISBN 13: 9781569471050
Published by Soho Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copy has minute shelfwear, dj has small 1/4" closed nick upper front side of spine, minor shelfwear. Autographed and dated by the author on the title page. New Orleans in the 1950s a number of strangers who will meet in this soaring novel of redemptive love. ix/260pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002743

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Title: All Saints

Publisher: Soho Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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In 1950's New Orleans, a recent parolee debates going home, and a white nurse who had a child with a black man contemplates raising her son in a white world. Karen Palmer's debut novel describes in heart-wrenching detail the spiritual centers of people and the critical epiphanies that determine destiny. Regional author appearances.


In this, her first novel, Karen Palmer does an excellent job in her storytelling and in her depictions of the variety of characters, lifestyle, and landscape in Louisiana, where the novel is set. Harlan Desonnier, released from prison at the story's onset, faces the demons of his past as a prisoner; his former home life, which he believes was destroyed by a rival; a daughter he refuses to acknowledge; and the deeply denied truth about what happened on the day of his wife's death. His life and quest intertwine with Father Frank, a priest on the edge who imagines that saving others will save himself, and Glory Wiltz, a nurse at New Orleans's overcrowded Charity Hospital who faces loss of custody of her beautiful biracial child.

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