Saints for All Occasions

May 5, 2017

Author of NYT best-selling novels Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements, J. Courtney Sullivan joins us to discuss her upcoming novel Saints for All Occasions. Praised by Gloria Steinem as a writer who “makes clear that the feminist revolution is just beginning,” Sullivan prominently features the relationships between female characters and the choices they face. A compelling story about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.


J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000, and it will be translated into 17 languages. Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Categories: Literature & Poetry