The Patron Saint Of Liars

by Ann Patchett

On Sale: 04/04/2011

The Patron Saint Of Liars

Enlarge Book Cover

The Patron Saint Of Liars

by Ann Patchett

On Sale: 04/04/2011

Format:

About the Book

New York Times Notable Book

Acclaimed author Ann Patchett's debut novel, hailed as "beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald)

St. Elizabeth’s, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth’s extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose’s past won’t be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth’s; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

Critical Praise

"A lovely, evocative tale about a beautiful mother, her abandoned daughter, the love-struck men who are devoted to them both—and the living saint who watches over them all. Maybe the Patron Saint of Liars really is a sign from God." — Carolyn See

"A delight." — Alice McDermott, New York Times

"A remarkable novel. . . . Ann Patchett is unique: a generous, fearless, and startlingly wise young writer."  — New York Times

"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

"A wonderful novel. A-"  — Entertainment Weekly

-

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547548401
  • ISBN 10: 0547548400
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 04/04/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Family Life
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / General

The Patron Saint Of Liars by

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

Specialty Booksellers

Interest-specific online venues and gift accounts that offer books for purchase. The links will take you to the store’s home page.

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.