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3.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Patchett Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Patron Saint of Liars is a remarkable novel…Ann Patchett is unique: a generous, fearless, and startlingly wise young writer.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[A] wonderful first novel…Grade: A-.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “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

  • “Assured, warm, and graceful …A moving novel that touches on the healing powers of chance sanctuaries of love and fancy in the acrid realities of living.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pamela | 6/27/2011

    " I usually like Ann Patchett, but this book was a disappointment. The main character was unlikable and the plot contrived. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mischa | 6/26/2011

    " Didn't really like. The story never went anywhere (well, not where I wanted it to go at least!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 6/23/2011

    " This was such a good book and good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 6/15/2011

    " SUCH a good book. The characters were richly detailed, but still left me wondering (In a good way, I mean). Excellent read. "

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