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Keeper
Keeper | Graham Norton
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From Graham Norton--the BAFTA-award-winning Irish television host and author of the "charming debut novel" (New York Journal of Books) Holding, a masterly and haunting tale of secrets and ill-fated love follows a young woman who returns to Ireland after her mother's death and unravels the identity of her father. When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, she's focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life. Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother's presence already fading. But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters--and ultimately, the truth. Forty years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet except for the constant wind that encircles her as she hurries deeper into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on. A Keeper confirms Graham Norton's status as a fresh and evocative literary voice, and illustrates his clear-eyed understanding of human nature and its darkest flaws.
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Keeper | Graham Norton
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Could be some of the last patio days for reading. I'm soaking it up while I can! We've had two wild and wicked storms this week so today is a beautiful one!

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Lauren.Archer
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Got some good reading in this week despite traveling.

Here is my recap of last with recommendations: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/19/weekly-reading-round-up-august-19-2019/

What was your favorite read of last week?

heidisreads I‘m reading Three Women right now! I reread Kate DiCamillo‘s Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana‘s Way Home last week in anticipation of Beverly, Right Here. 4mo
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HerBookAffair
A Keeper | Graham Norton
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Charity shop book haul.
Bought all of these today for a grand total of £10

#bookhaul

tammysue 🙌🏻😊 8mo
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Tashreads
A Keeper | Graham Norton
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First purchase of 2019!!

ju.ca.no Looks pretty😍 11mo
Traci1 Is this the same Graham Norton who hosts a talk show? 11mo
charl08 I'm really looking forward to his next one, as his first two were so good. 11mo
Tashreads @Traci1 the very same yes! 😁 11mo
bookish.mum I really liked this book 😁 11mo
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Abailliekaras
A Keeper | Graham Norton
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I loved the Irish vibe of this and the original story, but overall it felt too bleak and far-fetched. Elizabeth returns to Ireland after her mother Patricia dies & slowly uncovers the truth of her family history. We go back in time to Patricia‘s life. The tone is engaging & observations about returning to home town ring true, but Patricia‘s story was too grim & bizarre for me. I became frustrated with the slow pace & unsympathetic characters.

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Abailliekaras
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charl08
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Yup, it's *that* Graham Norton, and he really can write.

batsy Strong stab of nostalgia at "the last few unwanted Quality Street sweets"... Though in completely different countries! 13mo
charl08 Across the water from his book, and exactly the same. 13mo
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JaneLovesBooks
A Keeper | Graham Norton
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I almost gave up on this one, but glad I saw it through. Surprisingly sinister and infused with that Irish melancholy. I didn't love it as much as Graham's debut (Holding), that was gorgeous, but definitely worth a read.

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