The Patron Saint of Liars (Unabridged)
by Ann Patchett
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St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it 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. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she has left behind...and who she has become in the leaving.
This book is a laid back story about a number of people during a portion of their llives. It's not groundbreaking or edge of your seat material-but it is a finely written, interesting tale about people with unique life stories. In addition, the narrator of this book is one of the best I have ever listened to. Nice pace, tone and distinction of characters without being overly dramatic. Next, I am going to listen to Patchett's "Bel Canto."