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Book Review: 'The Patron Saint of Liars'

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The Patron Saint of Liars

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
1985
publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Set mostly in Kentucky, The Patron Saint of Liars is the story of an introspective but inarticulate family. Rose is a young California woman who finds she is pregnant, flees her marriage, and drives halfway across the country to St. Elizabeth’s, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Ky. There her daughter is born and she meets the man she marries. Told from the point of view of each of the three members of the family, this is a wonderful novel. Patchett writes with a simplicity of style and clarity of voice that make one eager for her next book.

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