6 Juicy Novels to Read Poolside
Slather sunscreen and dive into some of the most riveting
stories of the summer.
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Saints for All Occasions
Young, Irish and
idealistic, Nora and Theresa Flynn cross the Atlantic to start their new lives
in Boston. Nora is 21, practical and engaged to be married to a young man from
her village. Theresa is only 17—romantic, outspoken and ready to sway
in the arms of strangers who frequent the late-night dances "that felt
like magic." Fifty years later, the two are not speaking and Nora's oldest
child has died in a drunken driving accident. What happens in between is full
of complexity and richly imagined history about the women's lives, revealing
the power and pain of the past.
— Leigh Newman