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Saints for all occasions

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2017
"A sweeping novel about two sisters--one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world--and the secret that drove them apart"--Provided by publisher.

Item Details

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Genre: Domestic fiction.

ISBN:

  • 9780307959577
  • 0307959570

Edition: First edition.

Description: 335 pages ; 25 cm

LCCN: 2016048931

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Kingsolver, Barbara — J. Courtney Sullivan and Barbara Kingsolver are students of the myriad shades of human behavior. Their carefully wrought novels feature complex characters, intricate detail, and thought-provoking plots that illuminate life as we live it now. -- Mike Nilsson
Hilderbrand, Elin — Both authors focus on women's lives and relationships in character-driven novels. Their leisurely-paced writing is emotional and sometimes bittersweet as characters' pasts are explored and secrets unearthed. The realistic complexities of the characters' lives and problems makes them easy to relate to regardless of the novels' settings. -- Lauren Havens
Quindlen, Anna — J. Courtney Sullivan and Anna Quindlen feature contemporary Western women coping with the problems of modern life, whether domestic violence, self-acceptance, career issues, or intimate relationships. Their complex female protagonists and thoughtful, reflective writing render their work broadly relevant. -- Mike Nilsson
Miller, Sue, 1943- — If you enjoy being entertained and pushed to think, then J. Courtney Sullivan and Sue Miller are a great bet. Both write complex tales featuring strong women coping with divorce, aging parents, dysfunctional families, and self-acceptance. Reflective, moving, and bittersweet. -- Mike Nilsson
Steel, Danielle; Brown, Eleanor, 1973- — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subjects 'Family secrets', 'Family relationships', and 'Sisters'.
Siddons, Anne Rivers — These authors' works are Moving, Bittersweet, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subject 'Family relationships'.
Green, Jane, 1968-; Rice, Luanne — These authors' works are Moving, Bittersweet, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subjects 'Family relationships' and 'Sisters'.
Landvik, Lorna, 1954- — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subjects 'Family relationships' and 'Sisters'.
Umrigar, Thrity N. — These authors' works are Moving, Reflective, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subject 'Family relationships'.
Jackson, Joshilyn — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Domestic fiction' and the subjects 'Family secrets' and 'Family relationships'.

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Average Rating: 3.38

☆☆☆☆☆

By HMWLibrary2017 on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:53:01

There are a million Irish Catholic immigrant stories out there, but this one stands out. The characters are well-drawn and interesting. I especially loved the ending which stubbornly refused to answer every single unanswered question and tie the whole story up with a nice pretty bow.

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