Ten Thousand Saints
By Eleanor Henderson
(Quercus, Paperback, 9781780872179)
Publication Date: April 2012
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“Reminiscent of Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World, though with a definitely original voice, this sweeping, powerful first novel touches on the themes of teenage angst, suburban disaffection, and the punk scene in the late 1980s, while also tackling the larger subjects of love, identity, complex family relationships, religion, and sexuality. You'll fall in love with the characters and want to hang out with them after the book is through. In one word: 'Wow!'”
-- Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2011 Indie Next List
"Eleanor Henderson is in possession of an enormous talent which she has matched up with skill, ambition, and a fierce imagination. "Ten Thousand Saints" is the best thing I've read in a long time."--Ann Patchett, author of "State of Wonder."