The Patron Saint of Liars


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The first novel from the bestselling author of The Dutch House, Commonwealthand Bel Canto, Winner of The Women's Prize for Fiction and the Pen/Faulkner Award. It is 1968. Rose Clinton arrives at St Elizabeth's, a Roman Catholic home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky. Rose has fled her dull but loving husband without telling him she is pregnant and has decided to be 'a liar for the rest of my life'. As penance, she has also abandoned her widowed and much loved mother, with no mention of her condition. ...

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May 29, 2020

Superior Novel

I have purchased numerous copies of this book for friends and recommend it frequently. If you have ever wished to simply vanish, leaving no trace behind, and start a new life in a new location, this beautifully written novel with, arguably, the best title ever, is a must read for you,

Dorothy W

Apr 2, 2011

This was a book that was hard to put down! Like all the other Ann Pachet books!

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