The book description above summarizes the book clearly enough. I would not add anything to it as the reading would be spoiled.
I shall therefore start by saying that I am surprised that there are yet no reviews about this book, which was initially published in 2005. I guess it just did not bear any remarkable impact on the readers or the market, which is a bit of a shame since it is not, in my opinion, a badly written book.
The author shifts from character to character in a gentle, often moving, way. Sometimes actions and feelings are described in first person, other times not, adding to the suspense of a few of the circumstances surrounding this particular Irish family, whose ties with the past and family secrets lay a difficult path ahead.
We are taken from Ireland across the Ocean in a myriad of tough questions and ensuing situations which all contemplate the loss of filial and conjugal love and of innocence. Doubts never dissipate until the very end of the book.
All in all, I was not completely "blown away" by this book, but I found it to be a pleasant read despite the often sad subjects.
- Paperback: 374 pages
- Publisher: Tivoli (30 September 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0717138658
- ISBN-13: 978-0717138654
- Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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