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F rom 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.
ISBN: 9781982117764
Characteristics: 352 p. ;


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Jun 11, 2019

It was the opposite of the former review for me....I thought his first book was the better read. It is a sad story. Elizabeth comes home to Ireland from New York to pack up her dead mother's belongings. She had been told her father had died when she was tiny but it was more complicated than that, as she discovers once she gets there.
I can't say I was taken with any of the main characters in this story. I didn't care about their out come so that made it a less appealing read. Would still want to check out his next book though.

Oct 29, 2018

Its a very good story,though i found it very sad,i could not put it down.
I loved his first book Holding,but thought this one was better.


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