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The Saint of Lost Things

(2005)
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It is 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware.Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America; her mercurial husband,Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream; their new friend,Guilio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents.

In the shadow of St. Anthony's Church, named for the patron saint of lost things, the prayers of these troubled but determined people are heard, and fate and circumstances conspire to answer them in unforeseeable ways.

With great authenticity and immediacy, The Saint of Lost Things evokes a bittersweet time in which the world seemed more intimate and knowable, and the American Dream simpler, nobler, and within reach.

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"Christopher Castellani's characters are so real they seem to leave the fog of their breath on the page!" - Julia Alvarez


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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Saint of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Castellani
ISBN: 1-56512-433-2 / 978-1-56512-433-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Saint of Lost Things
Author(s): Christopher Castellani
ISBN: 0-425-21173-8 / 978-0-425-21173-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Saint of Lost Things
Author(s): Christopher Castellani
ISBN: 1-61620-777-9 / 978-1-61620-777-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2005 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Saint of Lost Things: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Castellani
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA