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The Resource Saints for All Occasions

Saints for All Occasions

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Saints for All Occasions
Title
Saints for All Occasions
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J. Courtney Sullivan
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Language
eng
Summary
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017 "This year's best book about family." —Ron Charles, The Washington PostA 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
Summary
Moving from Ireland to America upon coming of age, a shy and responsible older sister and a gregarious young sister who thrives in their new Boston home endure the long-term repercussions of a fateful decision when the younger sister becomes pregnant
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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10562270
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sullivan, J. Courtney
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Saints for All Occasions
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307959584
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Saints for All Occasions
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307959584
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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