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Publisher Comments:

Since her first publication in 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett has crafted a number of elegant novels, garnering accolades and awards along the way. Now comes a reissue of the best-selling debut novel that launched her remarkable career.

St. Elizabeth’s, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth’s extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose’s past won’t be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth’s; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

Synopsis:

A repackage of bestselling Ann Patchett's first novel about a young pregant mother and a Kentucky home for unwed mothers

About the Author

ANN PATCHETT is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She has written for the Atlantic, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Washington Post, and others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395613061
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Unmarried mothers
Subject:
Kentucky Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 32
Publication Date:
20110419
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.8 lb

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A repackage of bestselling Ann Patchett's first novel about a young pregant mother and a Kentucky home for unwed mothers
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