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Author: Ann Patchett Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780061554360

Publisher Description

St. Elizabeth’s is a lovely old place in a small town in Kentucky that used to be the beautiful Hotel Louisa. In the 1960’s it is a home for unwed mothers run by nuns. Life at St. Elizabeth’s is not unpleasant, but it is temporary. All the pregnant women who come there will go home within the year. Except for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman, who is neither unwed nor alone. She is simply pregnant and doesn’t want her husband or her mother to know. She plans to give her baby up because she knows she cannot be the mother the baby 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. She cannot remain forever untouched by what she left behind and who she has become since the leaving.

A beautiful debut novel about life and love and faith.

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  • “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

Awards

  • A New York Times Notable Book

Customer Reviews

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Pamela, 6/27/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Mischa, 6/26/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Julie, 6/23/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Elizabeth, 6/15/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book made me uncomfortable, because I felt more like Rose than any other character. "

    - Victoria, 6/15/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think this is one of Patchett's best. "

    - Jennifer, 6/11/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Sad that everyone bought into the main characters denial "

    - Karen, 6/8/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed the book...I may have enjoyed bel canto more tho. still a good read. "

    - Christine, 6/7/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I really, really like Ann Patchett's writing, but the best I can say about this story is ho hum. I kept hoping it would all pull together but it never did. "

    - Ivy, 6/6/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love Patchett's writing, and this one was no exception, although I was a bit startled at first having the story told by three different narrators in three different (extensive) sections. But in retrospect, I liked how that helped further distance the reader from Rose. "

    - Deb, 6/2/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another "Dean" book...also with interwoven storylines, multiple first-person narrations. Strong voices and good character development. "

    - Beth, 5/18/2011

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of several novels and books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her novels Bel Canto and The Patron Saint of Liars have been made into major motion pictures. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She has written for many publications including the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and Vogue.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.