By Liam Callanan
The acclaimed writer of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous moment novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic highschool, narrated through a fantastically complicated heroine--theology instructor Emily Hamilton--All Saints is instantaneously a secret, a love tale, and a strong rumination on secrets and techniques, temptation, and faith.
By life's midpoint Emily has obvious 3 husbands, dozens of buddies, and 1000's of scholars come and cross. And now her school room, lengthy her safe haven, is proving to be
Though her renowned, sometimes irreverent church heritage path is wealthy with tales of long-dead saints, Emily uneasily discovers that it's her personal tumultuous lifestyles 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 plagued by wish. informed with grace and compassion, this can be a spellbinding novel of provocative storytelling.
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Music, it seems, she must do. All of this time and effort taken to learn music seems even more striking when considering that these young women would almost never display an advanced level of musical achievement. MUSIC TO PL E A SE OT HER S Wadley was a piano girl. 15 The purpose for music (and other accomplishments) was to enable a young woman to please others, a behavior that southerners felt was paramount in women. Society expected her to learn the piano and to play modestly for guests and the family.
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