Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of J. Courtney Sullivan book Saints for All Occasions. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.
Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. When Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan - a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children. Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. After decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.