Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

The Patron Saint of Liars

By Ann Patchett

Published September 1st 2007

by Harper Perennial

The Story: (from St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs. But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she has left behind . . . and who she has become in the leaving.

My review: What are excellent read. The writing itself was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the simpler reads I have been indulging it. If you are looking for a fairy tale happy ending though, this book is not for you. The story is told from 3 different points of view. You come to love each character and view but the book did not leave me feeling satisfied. Others who may have read this may know what I mean when I say there was no big revelation or understanding in the end. Just business as usual. The story was engrossing and this is definitely an author I would recommend going forward. This book will have you laughing and crying all in one sitting. If left me wanting just one more chapter... one more page. Excellect read. This read completely makes up for my unhappyness of Bel Canto also by Ann Patchett.

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