By Liam Callanan
The acclaimed writer of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous moment novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic highschool, narrated by means of a fantastically advanced heroine--theology instructor Emily Hamilton--All Saints is instantly a secret, a love tale, and a strong rumination on secrets and techniques, temptation, and faith.
By life's midpoint Emily has visible 3 husbands, dozens of associates, and hundreds of thousands of scholars come and cross. And now her lecture room, lengthy her shelter, is proving to be
Though her well known, sometimes irreverent church background path is wealthy with tales of long-dead saints, Emily uneasily discovers that it's her personal tumultuous existence that fascinates convinced scholars so much. She in flip unearths herself drawn into their global, their secrets and techniques, and the fateful offerings they make.
A novel of puzzle and illumination, calling and selection, All Saints explores lives lived in a delicate sanctuary--from Emily and her many saints to a clergyman dealing with his personal mortality and stricken by wish. informed with grace and compassion, this can be a spellbinding novel of provocative storytelling.
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