BESTSELLER AND INDIE STATUS: Saints for All Occasions debuted at number 5 on The Washington Post bestseller list, hit the Publishers Weekly list, and spent 13 weeks on the ABA Indiebound list. It was also a May 2017 Indie Next selection.
AMAZING PRAISE: Ron Charles of The Washington Post called the novel “this year’s best book about family.” Elle magazine called it “a blockbuster,” and it received glowing reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other prominent publications.
BOOMING BACKLIST: J. Courtney Sullivan’s novels continue to perform extraordinarily in paperback. Our Vintage edition of Maine is in its sixteenth printing, and this new novel hews most closely to that one in its themes and setting. Together, Sullivan’s paperback editions have sold a combined 270,000 copies in the US.
READING GROUP POTENTIAL: Saints for All Occasions is also an ideal choice for book clubs, with much to discuss and many characters to connect with.
“Fabulous and smart.”—Emma Straub, The New York Times
“Moving…. Eloquently testifies to the durability of the fabric of family…. Touched with…warmth, kindness and gentle wisdom.”—Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal
“A breathtaking literary ode to life, change, and the unbreakable bonds of family.”—Redbook
“Carefully plotted…. Sullivan succeeds in creating a believably complicated, clannish Irish-American family…. Engrossing.”—Suzanne Berne, The New York Times
“An engrossing family drama…. Sullivan’s profound understanding of her characters and the Irish-Catholic culture that defines them illuminates every scene.”—Kim Hubbard, People magazine
“This year’s best book about family…. Elegant…. Captivating…. Deft and insightful…. A quiet masterpiece…impressive. Saints for All Occasions is so unassuming that its artistry looks practically invisible. In a simple style that never commits a flutter of extravagance, Sullivan draws us into the lives of the Raffertys and in the rare miracle of fiction makes us care about them like they were our own family.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post
“A blockbuster…. An engrossing family drama with feisty humor and transformative tough love.”—Elle
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