The Mermaids Singing

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Harper Collins, Apr 7, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
100 Reviews

There is an island off the west coast of Ireland called Inis Murúch -- theIsland of the Mermaids -- a world where myth is more powerful than truth, and love can overcome even death. It is here that Lisa Carey sets her lyrical and sensual first novel, weaving together the voices and lives of three generations of Irish and Irish-American women.

Years ago, the fierce and beautiful Grace stole away from the island with her small daughter, Gráinne, unable to bear its isolation. Now Gráinne is motherless at fifteen, and a grandmother she has never met has come to take her back. Her heart is pulled between a life in which she no longer belongs and a family she cannot remember. But only on Inis Murúch can she begin to understand the forces that have torn her family apart.

 

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An alluring plot with lyrical prose. - Goodreads
I think the ending was just very lacking. - Goodreads
A moving tale and vividly written...great imagery. - Goodreads
She is an excellent writer and I love her style. - Goodreads
Rich characters, rich settings, good interweaving plot. - Goodreads

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I suppose it had great imagery and an interesting story, but for me it was ruined by how unlikeable the three main women are, particularly Grace, who is so selfish throughout the story it borders on being a sociopath. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
10
Section 4
20
Section 5
25
Section 6
35
Section 7
46
Section 8
56
Section 16
145
Section 17
153
Section 18
163
Section 19
175
Section 20
182
Section 21
192
Section 22
203
Section 23
210

Section 9
65
Section 10
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Section 11
81
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
131
Section 15
141
Section 24
223
Section 25
232
Section 26
245
Section 27
251
Section 28
256
Section 29
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About the author (2009)

Lisa Carey is the author of The Mermaids Singing, In the Country of the Young, and Love in the Asylum. She lived in Ireland for five years and now resides in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their son.

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