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The good people / Hannah Kent.

Kent, Hannah, 1985- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library KEN (Text) 33500012573226 Main Available -
Fosston Public Library KEN (Text) 33500012573218 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library KEN (Text) 35500005944606 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316243965
  • ISBN: 9780316243964
  • Physical Description: 388 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland bond over a shared effort to rescue a child from a superstitious community that believes that his trauma-related inability to speak indicates that he is a changeling responsible for a series of misfortunes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 August #1
    Kent (Burial Rites, 2014) brings her talent for writing dark and atmospheric historical fiction to this tale set in rural Ireland in 1825. After the deaths of her daughter and husband, in quick succession, Nóra Leahy must care for her strangely disabled four-year-old grandson, whom she keeps hidden, alone. At two, Micheál could speak and walk, but now he does neither, and the town begins to whisper about how he's a changeling, taken by fairies and bringing bad luck to the community. Overwhelmed, Nóra hires young Mary to ease her burden and soon enlists the help of the equally derided and revered local handywoman, Nance Roche. She knows cures and can speak to the Good People, as fairies are respectfully known, to hopefully restore Nóra's grandson. Kent's immersive setting, benefiting from impressive historical research and the use of Gaelic vocabulary, features both a dramatically alive natural world and a believably fearsome supernatural one. Inspired by true events and exploring those places where reason, religion, and superstition cross paths, this will please lovers of haunting literary fiction. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. Her first novel, Burial Rites, has been translated into nearly thirty languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), the Guardian First Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. THE GOOD PEOPLE is her second novel.

Subject: Changelings > Fiction.
Superstition > Fiction.
Ireland > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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