Title Profile & Character Information

The Patron Saint of Liars

Annotation

St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs. But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she has left behind . . . and who she has become in the leaving.



Characters
NameClinton, Martha Rose
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Pregnant

NameClinton, Thomas
GenderMale
OccupationTeacher
TraitMarried

NameAbbot, Wilson "Son"
GenderMale
OccupationHandyman

GenreDomestic
    --Generational
Psychological
Fiction
Southern fiction
TopicsUnwed mothers
Unplanned pregnancy
Mothers and daughters
Catholic Church
Nuns
Deception
Bigamy
SettingHabit, Kentucky
Small town
Rural
St. Elizabeth's
Home for unwed mothers