Saints for All Occasions
Nora and Theresa Flynn are 21 and 17 when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. When Theresa becomes pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan that has repercussions they are both too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children. Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from the author of The Engagements (2013).