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Lives of the Saints

(1990)
(The Book of Saints)
(The first book in the Lives of the Saints series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Canadian Governor General's Award for Fiction

Set in a small, golden village nestled in folds of the Italian Apennines, The Book of Saints is a deceptively simple novel of startling power and mythic dimension. Young Vittorio Innocente is the pampered son of Cristina, a women whose husband has left Italy for work in North America. Beneath her placid surface, Cristina yearns to escape the restrictive village; and, one day, Vittorio is startled to find her in the family's stable, her ankle swelling from a snakebite. But what really happened to Cristina that day becomes the center of this tale - a story of passion and superstition beneath pastoral calm, a mother's secret life witnessed by a child. The first novel in a trilogy that follows Vittorio to adulthood, The Book of Saints is Ricci's acclaimed debut.


Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2010 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Lives of the Saints: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 1-897151-97-7 / 978-1-897151-97-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc
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May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-679-40118-0 / 978-0-679-40118-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lives of the Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-85031-877-7 / 978-0-85031-877-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 1-897151-35-7 / 978-1-897151-35-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc.
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March 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 1-896951-43-0 / 978-1-896951-43-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-312-13441-X / 978-0-312-13441-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-7493-9172-3 / 978-0-7493-9172-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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1990 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lives of the saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-920953-25-5 / 978-0-920953-25-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books
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September 1990 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 1-896951-05-8 / 978-1-896951-05-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books
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Audio Editions

September 1990 : Canada Audio Cassette
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Title: Lives of the Saints: A Novel
Author(s): Nino Ricci
ISBN: 0-920953-79-4 / 978-0-920953-79-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lives of the Saints
Author(s): Nino Ricci
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA