When We Were Saints

When We Were Saints

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Archibald Caswell could never please his domineering granddaddy Silas. Now with Granddaddy gone, Archie finds himself lost, confused, and wondering what his grandfather could have possibly meant by his dying words: "Young man, you are a saint!"
Clare Simpson knows exactly what Silas meant. She convinces Archie to dedicate his life to God, give up his possessions, steal his granddaddy's truck, and head north to the Cloisters in New York, where she and Archie secretly live after museum hours. For Clare the journey is a return to the only place where she has felt happy and loved. For Archie, the pilgrimage leads him to a closer relationship with God--and a burning desire for home.
Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 124.5 x 172.7 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152053220
  • 9780152053222
  • 1,766,272

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"This deeply philosophical and psychologically complex novel will hold readers rapt."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Nolan demonstrates again that she is a masterful storyteller . . . Highly recommended."--VOYA (5Q--highest rating) "This powerfully written novel is outstanding . . . scary, gripping, and gratifying."--School Library Journal
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About Han Nolan

HAN NOLAN is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge. She lives in New England.
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Rating details

278 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 20% (55)
4 30% (84)
3 37% (103)
2 10% (28)
1 3% (8)
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