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A keeper / Graham Norton.

Norton, Graham, 1963- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library NOR (Text) 33500013108956 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site NOR (Text) 33500013108949 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982117764
  • ISBN: 1982117761
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N,.Y. : Atria Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Summary, etc.: "A 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" --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    After her mother, Patricia, dies, Elizabeth Keane drags her feet returning to Buncarragh, Ireland, knowing there is nothing in her childhood home that she wants. Among the musty clothes and encroaching wildlife, she finds a set of love letters written to Patricia in response to a lonely hearts ad. Elizabeth never knew Patricia to want anyone's company other than hers, but the letters and a call from a local solicitor ignite her curiosity: could this farmer in remote Muirinish be her father? After the death of her mother, Patricia decided to look beyond Buncarragh for companionship. Edward Foley's letters were romantic and charming, nothing like the man himself who, in person, could barely string two words together. By alternating between the two time lines, Norton slowly doles out clues even as the plot gets stranger and stranger. The darkly funny writing style prevents this Alexander McCall Smith-style tale with a hint of Hitchcock from getting too gothic. As he did with Holding (2017), Norton peels back the cozy layers of small-town Ireland to reveal its dark, lonely heart. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Letters > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Ireland > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.

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