Lives of the Saints

July 1, 2008|
Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci
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When young Vittorio Innocente's mother, Cristina, is bitten by a snake during an encounter with a blue-eyed stranger in the family barn, the superstitions and prejudices rampant in their small Italian town immediately roil to the surface. But the worst is yet to come for the independent-minded Cristina. Eight months pregnant and unable to abide her treatment in the village any longer, Cristina books a passage to Canada for herself and Vittorio, although it will not be to join her irascible husband Mario, who sailed there when Vittorio was an infant.

A national bestseller for seventy-five weeks, Lives of the Saints won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the Bressani Prize. It is the first novel in the Vittorio Innocente Trilogy.

Nino Ricci is author of the Lives of the Saints trilogy, which includes the novels Lives of the Saints, In a Glass House, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Where She has Gone. He is also the author of Testament (2002), winner of the Trillium Book Award, and The Origin of Species (2008), winner of the Governor General’s Literary ...
Title:Lives of the SaintsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.65 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Cormorant Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897151357

ISBN - 13:9781897151358

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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