Praise for Little Saint
"The majority of novels aren’t half as well written as Little Saint… At bottom and essentially, this is a book about Faith."
— The New York Times Book Review
"Not only a record of religious experience but a rapturous hymn to the saint and her devoted villagers."
— The New Yorker
"A miracle … utterly endearing…. Little Saint should endure as long as the bones of Conques."
— Chicago Tribune
"This strange and beautiful book, with its magical sentences that dance and sing right off the page into the reader’s heart, seamlessly weaves the remote past into the living present more than any work I know. Learned, complex, exuberant, and deeply personal, this meditation on the millennia-long life of a French child martyr is a fitting climax to Hannah Green’s devoted life of letters."
— Alix Kates Shulman, author of Drinking the Rain
"In this glorious work, Hannah Green takes us to the ancient village of Conques, into the world of the sacred and the simple everyday. As she and her husband, Jack, are embraced by the villagers, we too feel intimately welcomed. We meet the wonderful ninety-one-and-a-half-year-old (!) Madame Benoit, the artist Kalia, and hear stories of hardship, joy, and faith, even of the mischievous streak of their beloved saint. It is one day; it is Eternity. When Hannah writes about her discovery of Sainte Foy, she writes of rapture, and this fills Little Saint with mysterious life, magnificent light."
— Fae Myenne Ng, author of Bone