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All Saints e-book

Author:

Liam Callanan

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Women's Fiction

ePub size:

1988 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

Dial Press Trade Paperback; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)

Pages:

278

ISBN:

0385336977

All Saints e-book

by Liam Callanan


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The acclaimed author of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous second novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic high school.

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Liam Callanan is that rare thing, a writer adept and creative enough to inhabit the mind of character entirely different . Liam Callanan's talent is abundant and impressive, and All Saints is both marvelously comic and deeply moving.

Liam Callanan is that rare thing, a writer adept and creative enough to inhabit the mind of character entirely different from himself. He does so completely, with absolute authenticity and emotional truth. Emily Hamilton is unapologetically acerbic and a delight to spend time with. Emily Hamilton is a quirky, impassioned, funny, haunted, and flawed narrator who grows on you, won't let you go, and stays with you, long after you've finished the last page. Laurie Lynn Drummond, author of Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You.

Liam Callanan, novelist, is the author of The Cloud Atlas, Paris by the . Christopher Buckley called All Saints, Liam's second novel, "haunting and smooth and wise.

Liam Callanan, novelist, is the author of The Cloud Atlas, Paris by the Book, All Saints, and Listen. Liam Callanan’s spirited Paris by the Book offers a near-irresistible package of twin glories, Paris and books (love of reading), delivering vibrant tours of each. witty mystery-adventure. San Francisco Chronicle). A love letter to reading, writing and all things French, Paris by the Book combines a charming first-person protagonist, a nuanced family drama and the magic of Paris.

I really wanted to like this book because Liam Callanan is such an entertaining speaker and a Wisconsin (local) author. But. I had trouble making myself finish it and found myself wanting to grab the main character by the shoulders and shriek "Snap out of it!" So, if Callanan was trying to evoke strong emotion, he succeeded. Pace was slow, excrutiatingly so for me.

ALSO BY LIAM CALLANAN The Cloud Atlas All Saints Listen and Other Stories An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014 . Title: Paris by the book : a novel, Liam Callanan.

Title: Paris by the book : a novel, Liam Callanan. New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, .

Liam Callanan is an American author and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His novels include The Cloud Atlas (2004) and All Saints (2007). Callanan earned his Bachelor of Arts at Yale and his Master of Arts (both in English) at Georgetown University, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at George Mason University

A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris.

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The acclaimed author of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous second novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic high school, narrated by a beautifully complex heroine-theology teacher Emily Hamilton-All Saints is at once a mystery, a love story, and a powerful rumination on secrets, temptation, and faith. By life's midpoint Emily has seen three husbands, dozens of friends, and hundreds of students come and go. Callanan earned his Bachelor of Arts at Yale and his Master of Arts (both in English) at Georgetown University, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at George Mason University. He also conducts workshops in creative writing for graduate students at other universities.

In Liam Callanan's first novel, Edgar Award finalist The Cloud Atlas, a man jumps out of plane to go swimming in Marmot Bay, north of Kodiak, Alaska. In his new novel, All Saints, a woman contends with bodysurfers in the ocean off Newport Beach, California

In Liam Callanan's first novel, Edgar Award finalist The Cloud Atlas, a man jumps out of plane to go swimming in Marmot Bay, north of Kodiak, Alaska. In his new novel, All Saints, a woman contends with bodysurfers in the ocean off Newport Beach, California. Liam currently runs, swims, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Here's Obama's 2019 Reading List. What to Read Before it Becomes the Next GoT. Toni Morrison Showed Us That We Were Always Enough.

The acclaimed author of The Cloud Atlas returns with a wondrous second novel. Set in a small beachfront Catholic high school, narrated by a beautifully complex heroine–theology teacher Emily Hamilton–All Saints is at once a mystery, a love story, and a powerful rumination on secrets, temptation, and faith. By life’s midpoint Emily has seen three husbands, dozens of friends, and hundreds of students come and go. And now her classroom, long her refuge, is proving to be anything but. Though her popular, occasionally irreverent church history course is rich with stories of long-dead saints, Emily uneasily discovers that it’s her own tumultuous life that fascinates certain students most. She in turn finds herself drawn into their world, their secrets, and the fateful choices they make. A novel of mystery and illumination, calling and choice, All Saints explores lives lived in a fragile sanctuary–from Emily and her many saints to a priest facing his own mortality and a teenager tormented by desire. Told with grace and compassion, this is a spellbinding novel of provocative storytelling.From the Hardcover edition.
Manesenci
Callanan’s storytelling ability is on full display in this delicious little novel. As he takes us into the life of Emily Hamilton, a teacher at a Catholic high school in Southern California, we hear the character’s unique and wonderful voice, and I quickly became lost in the portrayal. The story develops with humor and sadness as Hamilton contemplates regrets and lost opportunities.

Hamilton’s years of teaching has brought her to the existential questions of whether or not what she does actually makes a difference. When a student comes tells her that she’s pregnant, Hamilton does everything she can to make sure the girl gets what she needs, including an abortion, which, of course, flies in the face of the Catholic doctrine. To complicate matters, Hamilton becomes involved sexually with another student, who also has an interest in the pregnant teen.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. However, I can’t give it 5 stars for what may be a personal problem of mine. I expect first person narratives to shed insight into the main character. Unfortunately, after I finished this story, I didn’t feel that I’d learned much about Emily’s motivations. I know the mantra is show, don’t tell, but I really needed to know more about why a 50 year old teacher would sleep with a 17 year old student. Or why she thought the attentions of a priest and friend were unacceptable. These interactions are at the core of the story, and I’m not sure, after reading the whole novel, what drove her to do what she did.
Stoneshaper
This is a very well written book - the author has an excellent ability to make clever plays on words, and he also possesses a very strong vocabulary. But it is not quite what I had expected based on the reviews on the back of the book. A great deal of the story centers on the woman's internal dialogue in her mind about her thoughts, feelings and beliefs regarding past and current experiences. Still, the story is interesting and thought-provoking, and has many references to Catholicism. So if you have not much exposure to Catholicism, you will undoubtedly not understand most of the references to this religion [as was the case for me].
August
loved "The Cloud Atlas" (which I accidentally purchased when trying to buy the 'other' Cloud Atlas - and glad I did!) so wanted to see his next book. Totally different and took me a bit to get used to the rambling first-person narrative, but once I settled in, I could barely put the book down. Engrossing, funny, crazy, human. Really loved it.
Wanenai
I absolutely loved this book. From the intelligent and nuanced take on Catholicism (no cartoon nuns and priests here) to the complexity of the characters, this book is an original. It is somewhat rare for male authors to attempt a female protagonist told in the first person (and a middle aged one at that), but far rarer for one to succeed as well as the author does here.
Jek
The Author had previously written an unusal well-crafted novel, The Cloud Atlas. He follows this up whith All Saints equally well-written and intriguing. I marveled at how a young man could portray a 50 year old woman with such depth and compassion and make you believe that she was speaking. I look forward to future books by this author,

I intended a rating of Four stars and don't know how it wound up as only one. I haven't been able to correct the rating.
Anayalore
Met Emily Hamilton-thrice divorced, reasonably taut, menopausal teacher of religion in a California Catholic high school perched just by the sands. Enter a trio of students-Edgar, the scenic man-boy exploring his options; Paul, the sensitive scholar who longs for acceptance and Cecily, the "good" girl who pines for Edgar. Or is it Paul?

Mr. Callanan weaves these characters into a rich stew of hormones, regrets, and true tragedy. Emily's past is strewn with rash decisions-a teenage pregnancy, a 24hr. "starter" marriage, remarks that are meant to be clever and leave a trail of hurt. And her future is not going much better...

While you might get perturbed by Emily and her decisions throughout the story, you do want to find out what happens to her when all is said and done. Rather like a long-time friend who takes life's shortcuts but would give you the shirt off her back. And Father Martin, the Catholic priest who plays a significant part in Emily's life, is a joy. Would that we all know a character like that in our lives.
Golden freddi
Now fifty years old Emily Hamilton reflects back on her life especially since she left home thirty-four years ago. Named for three saints and a should-have been saint, Emily has been married three times and divorced three thrice. Thus her marital record makes her résumé to teach church history at a California Catholic high school seem off kilter and her irreverence towards the "Saints and Sinners" of the past makes her popular amongst the present students.

However, in her tenth year at the school, Emily feels lonely and guilty when she kisses handsome student Edgar Mandeville as she desires much more but knows that a teacher-student relationship is rightfully taboo. She wants to help a confused Paul, but is not sure how to reach him as his issues involve sexual preference. Finally she fears that reticent Cecily has made her a role model, which means she adulates a failure whose life is filled with hurt and loneliness. Finally there is her department chairman Father Martin Dimanche whose intellectual debates keep her alive and though she wants more, he is a priest even as both are realistic about sinning and godly forgiveness.

ALL SAINTS is an interesting character study that stars an intelligent woman reflecting back on what she deems the failure of her life. Her personal emotional crisis is caused by the convergence of three students raising different emotional needs inside her. Though there is little action and perhaps too many sidebars sob subplots, Emily is a realist especially about herself, her school, her church, and her God so that readers obtain a deep look at a unique perspective of not achieving one's life goals.

Harriet Klausner

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