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Saint Maybe
Saint Maybe
Author: Anne Tyler
"Saint Maybe is vintage Tyler, delicately stamped, like a watermark, with her intimate and unmistakable voice."
ISBN-13: 9780140159592
ISBN-10: 0140159592
Publication Date: 6/19/1992
Pages: 363
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Very interesting. The main character who is torn between living a normal life or that of raising his son's children is quite manages to also join a church that is almost cult like. Along the way he struggles with his decision and debates whether to become a priest, marry, be a father, and then live with the secret that he punishes himself with daily.
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Wonderful story of an unconventional family and a man who spends his life trying to atone for a tragedy he believes he caused.
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Excellent. Anne Tyler has a wonderful way of getting to the nitty gritty of human character.
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A wonderful story of a young man searching for forgiveness and finding religion, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love, at the church of the Second Chance. The author is a "master" in capturing family life and interpersonal struggle. A great Book Club read!
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Warm, funny and a good read about the Bedloe family and second chances.
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It's 1965, and the Bedloes are just your average all-American family living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore, Maryland. Theirs are simple, loving, happy lives. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever - particularly that of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother Danny.

Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of a nearly unbearable secret guilt. Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with a glowing yellow neon sign: the Church of the Second Chance. Ian enters and soon discovers that forgiveness must be earned, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love...

I absolutely loved this book - a definite A+++! In my opinion, Ms. Tyler has written a well-told, engrossing story once again. This story is filled with characters that the reader can truly care about, living through circumstances that are completely believable. I read Saint Maybe perhaps ten years ago, but could barely remember the plot when I read it again. I suppose that that makes this a 'new' book for me - one that is a definite keeper!


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