A friend told me to read Ann Patchett's The Patron Saint of Liars. All I can say is that she sure knew what I would like!!! This book is just wonderful ~ in a melancholy sort of way! Not one that you finish and say it leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy, but it was absorbing - I could hardly put it down - I just kept wanting to read. I liked the way Patchett broke the book up into three different sections and then flashed back and forth between the past and the present to tell the story. The story focuses mainly on Rose - a newly-married wife that finds herself pregnant and not in love with the man she is married to. She takes her unborn baby and goes to a home for unwed mothers. She becomes such a part of the home that she has her child and stays there to live. Parts of this book made me cry, others made me smile, and most of all - it made me think - I would highly recommend it. And, as my first Ann Patchett book - I plan to read many more of her titles!!