The Mermaids Singing

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Harper Collins, Apr 7, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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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User Review  - Dianekeenoy - LibraryThing

I would never have found this book if not for Katie and Mamie! So glad that I did. It's about mothers and daughters with most of it set in Ireland. This was a 4.5 star read for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Crazymamie - LibraryThing

"She thinks how odd it is, that the strongest convictions, like possessions, can lose all meaning when you are dying. Everything that she thought she was about has slipped from her, and the things she ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
10
Section 4
20
Section 5
25
Section 6
35
Section 7
46
Section 8
52
Section 18
145
Section 19
153
Section 20
163
Section 21
175
Section 22
182
Section 23
192
Section 24
203
Section 25
210

Section 9
56
Section 10
65
Section 11
77
Section 12
81
Section 13
95
Section 14
111
Section 15
121
Section 16
131
Section 17
141
Section 26
223
Section 27
232
Section 28
245
Section 29
251
Section 30
256
Section 31
261
Section 32
269
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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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