The Good People

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Picador, 2017 - Catholics - 380 pages
County Kerry, Ireland, 1825. Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk and Nóra is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she met when her daughter was still alive? Mary arrives in the valley to help Nóra just as the whispers are spreading: the stories of unexplained misfortunes, of illnesses, and the rumours that Micheál is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley

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User Review  - GeoffSC - LibraryThing

I consumed a fair number of fairytales in my early reading, this book was like dipping back into that genre again. Having travelled round Ireland, with their strong belief in the little people, it all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

This is a dark, bleak story set in even bleaker and sadder, darker times. It is also not a fairy tale… but a tale of fairies… only not like any you may have read before. In early 19th century ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. Her first novel, Burial Rites, has been translated into nearly thirty languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), the Guardian First Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In Australia it won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award, amongst others. Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. The Good People is her second novel.

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