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The patron saint of liars

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"Beautifully written...Ann Patchett has produced a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion." BOSTON HERALD 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 lovely ex-hotel pregnant, but not unwed. She plans to give her baby up 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....
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display_description Rose, married for three years, decides she has made a mistake and leaves her husband, traveling from California to Kentucky to take up residence in a home for unwed mothers where she plans to have her baby and give it up for adoption, but she soon discovers life still holds some surprises.
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subject_facet Kentucky -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Nuns -- Fiction, Unmarried mothers -- Fiction
title_display The patron saint of liars
title_full Patron Saint of Liars, The Patron Saint of Liars, The patron saint of liars / Ann Patchett
title_short The patron saint of liars
topic_facet Drama, Fiction, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Nuns, Unmarried mothers