Saints for All Occasions

51z281vwDyLSaints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan is a wonderful book that I loved and couldn’t put down. It reminded me of Alice McDermott’s Charming Billy and Lisa Genova’s Inside the O’Brien’s. Saints for All Occasions is the story of Nora and her sister, Theresa, who move to America so Nora can marry Charlie. We learn this story first and then the story of Nora’s family, jumping back and forth from the 1950s to 2009. The secrets they keep, the compromises they make, all weave together to form a fascinating and wonderful, though sad, story.

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