Lives of the Saints 20th Anniversary Edition
SynopsisLives of the Saints was first published in 1990 by Cormorant Books to universal acclaim. It was a national bestseller for seventy-five weeks, received the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Prize, and the Bressani Prize, and was adapted into a CBC miniseries starring Sophia Loren.
For the twentieth anniversary of the novel’s release, Cormorant is proud to present a hardcover commemorative edition of Lives of the Saints, featuring new materials, including chapters previously excised and a travel essay by Nino Ricci, illustrations by Tony Urquhart, and an introduction by Steven Hayward.
"Lives of the Saints is a gem of a novel, and its author is blessed with the rare ability to recreate a world entire and make us believe in it." — The Globe & Mail
"It is so lucid, it is dazzling. This seems to me to be literature at its best." — The Toronto Star
"Lives of the Saints is a wise novel, elegant and compassionate." — The Ottawa Citizen
"... perfect pitch and brilliant descriptive powers."
— The New York Times
"With Lives of the Saints, Nino Ricci has achieved a novel of remarkable beauty and unforgettable power ... Ricci belongs on the shelf reserved for writers such as Chatwin, Ondaatje and Flannery O'Connor. I cannot praise him too highly." — Timothy Findley
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