The Patron Saint of Liars

by Ann Patchett | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by wingTaryawing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 12/18/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It is 1968. Rose Clinton arrives at St Elizabeth’s, a Roman Catholic home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky. Rose has fled her dull but loving husband without telling him she is pregnant and has decided to be ‘a liar for the rest of my life’. As penance, she has also abandoned her widowed and much loved mother, with no mention of her condition.

Rose plans to give her baby up because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs. But St Elizabeth’s is home to a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she realises that she cannot go through with her plans. Nor can she remain untouched by those she has left behind; by the ever-watchful Sister Evangeline; by the love of Son, the handyman at St Elizabeth; or later by the birth of her daughter Cecilia.

Enchantingly graceful, Ann Patchett’s first novel is about sanctuary and pilgrimage, pain and healing and the helping hand of chance.

Ann Patchett is the author of Bel Canto, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002.

Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (12/20/2013 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Merry Christmas to Annimanni!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thanks Tarya!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 11, 2018
What an exquisitely beautiful piece of literature. Melancholic and poignant, complex and many-sided characters, well-developed yet sufficiently open storylines, a setting that comes alive in the reader's eyes. I loved this book and definitely want to read more by Patchett.

Thanks for sharing, Tarya!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 11, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/11/2018 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Next off to VintageVanguard, who chose this from the First Sentences VBB based on this opening sentence:

"Two o'clock in the morning, a Thursday morning, the first bit of water broke through the ground of George Clatterbuck's back pasture in Habit, Kentucky, and not a living soul saw it."

Hope you'll enjoy the book as much as I did!

Journal Entry 6 by VintageVanguard at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The book arrived today and looks really interesting!

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