Nothing But Blue Sky

Penguin Ireland (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 26. Mai 2020
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  • Softcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-84488-475-9 (ISBN)
A thoughtful and carefully-observed portrait of marriage. David's wife Mary Rose's death causes him to re-evaluate whether their twenty years together were as perfect as he had thought at the time. David wonders how well he really knew Mary Rose, or indeed himself.
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Nothing But Blue Sky is Kathleen MacMahon's third novel. Her first, This is How it Ends, published in 2012, was translated into more than twenty languages, spent five weeks at the top of the bestseller lists in Ireland, and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice in the UK. Her second novel, The Long, Hot Summer was published to much acclaim in 2015 and was also a bestseller in Ireland. Kathleen is a former radio and television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTÉ, and she lives in Dublin with her family.
Kathleen MacMahon writes with a confidence and ease and with an unerring sense of timing * Irish Times * It's rare to read an account of a happy normal marriage and she does it brilliantly -- Sue Leonard Just finished Nothing But Blue Sky. I feel as if I've been gutted, replenished with added pieces of tiny crystals and neatly put back together. A truly astonishing novel -- Margaret Madden * Bleach House Library * Stunning -- Henrietta McKervey * via Twitter * Kathleen MacMahon sensitively explores the complexities of the human heart and reveals how even in the depths of grief, unexpected light can emerge from the darkness -- David Park Kathleen MacMahon has written an absorbing, grave, and emotionally resonant study of a marriage, of a life, of masculinity and of grief. A marvellous achievement -- Neil Hegarty Sure and subtle, MacMahon holds the reader in her spell. She is a born storyteller -- Mike McCormack Gentle and triumphant, MacMahon offers us a novel steeped in beautiful prose and poignant tenderness -- Anne Griffin A beautifully written and powerful tale * Woman & Home * A tender dissection of marriage * Independent * Heart-rending ... a tender and beautiful [love story] ... MacMahon's words ring with the honesty of truth, offering genuine insight into the human condition * Business Post * Kathleen MacMahon's prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful * Sunday Independent * Insightful and deeply moving, this is a story of one man's grief that somehow manages to hold onto its sense of humour. I loved this book -- Christine Dwyer Hickey What a beautiful novel ... elegant, understated, subtly powerful, and rings so perfectly true ... Beautiful, poignant moments, drawn with such quiet power. And that quiet power is alive and at work on every page -- Donal Ryan Touching and enthralling * Sunday Times *

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