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Jessie Ann Foley

Autor(a) de The Carnival at Bray

7 Works 456 Membros 19 Críticas

Obras por Jessie Ann Foley

The Carnival at Bray (2014) 231 exemplares
Neighborhood Girls (2017) 73 exemplares
Sorry for Your Loss (2019) 68 exemplares
You Know I'm No Good (2020) 63 exemplares
Breda's Island (2022) 17 exemplares
Egyszerű dal (2016) 1 exemplar

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I loved this! The novel is set on the Dingle Peninsula and that is one of my favorite spots in Ireland, where I visited in 1998. The growing relationship between Breda and the Dingle, and Breda and her Granda is beautifully drawn. My favorite chapter is 23, when Granda tells Breda the story of Finn Mac Cumhaill. This is one I'll want to own. Includes a map of Ireland with a closeup of the Dingle Peninsula.
 
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bookwren | Sep 5, 2022 |
The Flanagan clan (all 26 of them) are gripped in the throes of grief and don't know how to move forward. Each mourns Patrick's death in their own way but in isolation, not as a family and it is tearing them apart.

"Sorry For Your Loss" is raw and heartbreaking, and by the end, I was sobbing. I adored Pup, the narrator of this novel and the young of eight. Being the baby of the immediate family he is often ignored and from the first page, I loved him. His voice was real! Gangly, struggling at school but full of untapped potential, Pup wants to bring his broken family back together but is unsure how. My heart bled for him.

I also loved the whole Flanagan family who come together for Sunday dinner EVERY week! They are loud, interfering and messy, and very authentic. I felt their pain and ached for them all, especially Luke who bore an awful secret. The only two characters I disliked were Izzy, Pup's unrequited love interest, and her boyfriend, Brody.

Full of emotion and heart-warming moments, "Sorry For Your Loss" is a poignant, beautifully written novel dealing with loss, guilt, unconditional love and finding your place. A wonderful read!
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HeatherLINC | 3 outras críticas | Jun 4, 2022 |
Didn't suck me in quick enough so I'm admitting defeat for now as I have too many new books that are due back at the library soon.
 
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fionaanne | 2 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2021 |
This was exactly what I needed this week: angry but sometimes funny and, ultimately, redemptive.
 
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fionaanne | Nov 11, 2021 |

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Obras
7
Membros
456
Popularidade
#53,831
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
19
ISBN
43
Línguas
3

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