Saints for All Occasions was a great family saga to get buried in over the weekend. The story covers the lives of two Irish sisters who came to America in the 1950s, and alternates between that timeframe, the 1970s and the present. While there are many Catholic references, one can still enjoy the story without following that religion.
This family pulls out all the stops in being dysfunctional - there is definitely no "fun" there. However, choices, sacrifice and guilt figure into the story quite well, and like in many ethnic families, a few surprises are thrown in for good measure.
I have read a couple of other books by J. Courtney Sullivan and was very happy to see this title. Once again, she certainly did not disappoint. - Rosanna (Downtown)