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The Resource Saints for all occasions : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan

Saints for all occasions : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan

Label
Saints for all occasions : a novel
Title
Saints for all occasions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
J. Courtney Sullivan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A sweeping, unforgettable novel fromThe New York Timesbest-selling author ofMaine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan--a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together"--
  • "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"--
Summary
Moving from Ireland to America upon coming of age, a shy and responsible older sister and a gregarious young sister who thrives in their new Boston home endure the long-term repercussions of a fateful decision when the younger sister becomes pregnant
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562270
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, J. Courtney
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.U43
LC item number
S25 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Saints for all occasions : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780307959577
Lccn
2016048931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536919
Label
Saints for all occasions : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780307959577
Lccn
2016048931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536919

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