A Greyhound of a Girl

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Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.

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Review: A Greyhound of a Girl

User Review  - Elizabeth B - Goodreads

If you ignore the premise given on the jacket, this is a tender, short read about the females of a family and how they cope with changes in their lives. It's a sweet tale for middle grade readers that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eilonwy - Goodreads

This is a short, sweet, charming book which I mostly enjoyed. Bits of it, particularly the chapter where we learn how Mary's great-grandmother died, are deeply touching. On the minus side, while I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. His novels have been made into popular films, including The Commitments and The Snapper. He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

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