A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Alternating between "Now" and "Then" storylines, the backstory is revealed, and we see the connection between "now" and "then".

Norton cleverly mirrors the process of grieving in Patricia and Elizabeth’s stories, as the two women each mourn the passing of their mother. Maybe I have been reading too much Tana French and Maeve Binchy, but the book didn't feel "Irish" to me. The main story line gives you a few gut punches, making you wonder how Patricia will get out of her circumstances.We certainly didn't see it coming and when it arrives it will knock the chair right out from under you. Graham's writing is effortless; his Irish roots are very much evident and he uses that to his advantage. This is the 2nd novel I have read by Graham Norton and once again I am so impressed with his writing. Most of the book is Elizabeth remembering how her mother raised her and either finding fault with it and or missing her at the same time. As a second narrative beginning in 1973 opens with the death of thirty-two-year-old Patricia’s mother releasing her from a lifetime of caring it follows her foray into the world of romance and sees her visit Edward and his mother at their farm in West Cork.

I've not yet read Norton's first novel but it got good reviews, so when I was given the chance to read this as an ARC, I went for it. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Elizabeth thinks she knows her mother inside out, but her confidence in this takes a huge knock when she discovers a pile of ribbon wrapped letters in the back of Patricia's wardrobe. I'd have given up after the third chapter, but - having read some excellent reviews here on Goodreads - I felt sure the story would pick up towards the end. It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present.A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page. From the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland. The house is in dilapidated state and more worryingly, infested with rats which scuppers Elizabeth's plan for residing there for the short duration of her stay. the TIMES'A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page.



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