Household Saints Author:Francine Prose "A marvelous, lovable novel." — Joyce Maynard — New York's Little Italy in the 1950s provides the setting for the extraordinary tale of the Santangelos. There is Joseph, a butcher who cheats at pinochle, only to find the deck stacked in unexpected ways; his mother, Mrs. Santangelo, who prays to her saints for good sausage and good health; Catherin... more »e, Joseph's wife, whose determination to raise a modern daughter leads her to confront ancient questions; and finally, their daughter, Theresa, whose astonishing discovery of purpose provides surprising complications....« less
A beautifully written story involving an Italian family in the 1950s, combining religion and mysticism. I enjoyed the movie, but not as much as the book, though it's always good to see Tracey Ullman showing her acting abilities.