The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas
2008-08 – Hardcover
Farrar Straus Giroux
Every so often we come across a book that we all scratch our heads and wonder why we never noticed it before. It seems they get “lost” among all the other books. Sure, we’re a small store but there are more than 10,000 titles in our inventory and this one seems to have been hiding under our radar. But Marggie pulled it off the shelf and we both agreed it needed a bit of exposure. It’s classified as “young adult” but we found it in the adult fiction. Just waiting. Just like the main character Antonia. Antonia writes a letter to the Vatican to plead for the cause of making some saint the Patron Saint of Kissing, specifically the First Kiss. Oh, and she’s offering herself to be the first living saint to be so designated. It’s sweet, charming and funny.
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