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The Misremembered Man
The Misremembered Man | Christina McKenna
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The Misremembered Man is a beautifully rendered portrait of life in rural Ireland which charms and delights with its authentic characters and gentle humor. This vivid portrayal of the universal search for love brings with it a darker tale, heartbreaking in its poignancy.
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The Misremembered Man | Christina McKenna

Unlike other stories I've read, this focuses mostly on two characters who are unknowingly and deeply connected. They come together in a surprise twist at the end, just as one of them desperately needs it.

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kjh2417
The Misremembered Man | Christina McKenna

I have had this on the bookshelf for quite a long time. Here's to a new book. Cheers!

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readingjedi
The Misremembered Man | Christina McKenna
Mehso-so

I enjoyed reading this book. As opposed to 'I enjoyed this book'. Do you know what I mean?

The dialogue in parts brought to mind Fathers Ted and Dougal - and though I by no means intend that as a criticism, I'm not sure it's what the author intended.

The plot was pretty meh-ish. A few characters were nicely drawn, a few a bit watery. A few Americanisms annoyed me as being totally out of place.

Touching ending but utterly predictable.

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Onioons
The Misremembered Man | Christina McKenna
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#TW "The others stood silent as the blows fell, trying not to look, staring straight ahead. Each boy counted & suffered each stroke; each boy knew the indignity of wetting his own bed and frequently endured the humiliation dealt out by the merciless nun. One morning a boy woke up on a dry, spotless sheet, relieved; the next morning he woke up wet. There was nothing he could do but pray it wouldn't happen" Heart rending #somethingforsept #uglycry

Onioons The flashbacks to a child's life in institutional abuse were so harrowing I would have abandoned this so many times. But the present was really beautiful. A bachelor and a woman who cared for her mother each put a personal ad in the local paper seeking love later in life. Utterly gorgeous & made me cry out loud ❤️ 3y
RealLifeReading Wow that's intense! 3y
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