This is a beautiful book, combining solid research with a very compelling use of language.
Interesting book for the most part, but it is hard for me to relate with the continuously poor and unexplainable decisions the members of this family make.
The story is very compelling, about an Irish family who immigrate from Ulster during the Great Famine.
I am completely delighted to have the PRIME option with some of the books from your booksellers. It is just the best. This book was rated 'good' and it is indeed that. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marsha Mason
An ethereal read - describing early life in Ireland, and various celtic superspicions, customs, sayings.
Wonderful descriptions of daily life. Read more
Although it's been years since I read this book, I remember it vividly. Can most of us say the same for other books we've read? For me, this book is personal. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Deborah Engelke
I learned about this book when it was a finalist in the 2013 "Canada Reads". I found it to be a gentle, slightly sad but beautifully written work that somehow blends Canadian &... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Librariantomytoes
I want to say at the outset, that I did enjoy this book. The trouble is, I hoped to enjoy it much more than I did. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by AavidReader
This is a beautiful book, combining solid research with a very compelling use of language. I find her writing far better than the so-acclaimed Margaret Lawrence and Alice Munro. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by E. West
Most of this magical novel hovers in the space between two worlds, tied in fact to one but inhabiting the other in spirit. Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Roger Brunyate
This novel is ultimately a disappointment because it starts off with such potential. Indeed, if Ms. Read morePublished on December 2, 2004 by Daniel Myers
I enjoyed the historical aspect to this book, particularly the description of the potato famine in Ireland. Read morePublished on July 24, 2003 by queenb