Grace, her daughter, is wild, willful, and promiscuous, unable to commit herself to anyone but her daughter, Grade inne. This book drew me in with it's opening sentence. Also, difficult to take were some of the ways in which the author addresses Catholicism, which just didn't ring true at times. About this Item: William Morrow, 1998. I especially did not like Cliona, the mother.
There is also alot of sexual innuendo in this book that was very unexpected and a bit overdone in the frequency of it, and I hesitate to say it was done tastefully - it often made me feel as if I was reading a romance novel. But then I'd go back and read it again. I suppose that's the point of the book, to show you how mistakes can repeat themselves in future generations. The men who fathered the children got off scot free. Through the alternating voices of Cliona, Grace and Grainne, we eventually understand the special and distinctive burdens each generation bears, as well as the repetitious tricks of fate that have driven them apart.
May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. There is an island off the west coast of Ireland called Inis Muruchthe Island of the Mermaidsa world where myth is more powerful than truth, where the sea sings with the healing and haunting voices of women, and where death is never as strong as the redemptive power of family and love. She recently finished her fifth novel, The Stolen Child, which will be published by HarperCollins in January, 2017. I have a lot of thoughts about this book. Other reviewers felt there were too many sex scenes in the book, but I felt like they were important to the story. And contrary to some of the other reviews, I didn't think that the sex was unnecessary. The family relationships were so interesting, and the exploration of one person's feelings juxtaposed with how they actually acted were.
Grainne, Grace's daughter is being raised in Boston, far away from the Irish Island that Grace hates, their life is unconventional, but they are close like friends. Please note that the tricks or techniques listed in this pdf are either fictional or claimed to work by its creator. By the end I found myself pretty wrapped up in the pain that they felt, the secrets that were left untold, and the acceptance they were all looking for. About this Item: - -. Her heart is pulled between a life in which she no longer belongs and a family she cannot remember. Grace is bitter, resenting her mother for her sternness in a time of women's' lib and sexual freedom.
I think it explains stigma on young women related to sex, and also how it complicates mother-daughter relationships. There is so much love in this book; between mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, man and woman, man and his homeland. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. The timeline isn't linear, so it skips back and forth in time filling in the blanks and secrets of the women's lives. At the center of it is Grace, a self-centered woman who makes decisions without considering the effect on other people.
I like the way it was told, each chapter from one of the women's perspective. Instead, what I found was yet another story of the people who lost someone to cancer and how their lives were torn apart. I liked the characters, I liked the lyrical writing style. Also, there were an awful lot of references to mermaids. There's such a lesson to be learned in that, and by the time I reached the end of the novel I found myself hoping that Grainne would be the last woman in their family to have to feel that way and it seems she just may be.
Grainne, Grace 4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy generational family stories, complicated mother-daughter dynamics, and coming of age themes. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of 288 pages and is available in Paperback format. Grace tells her daughter, Gráinne, that it's just them, when in reality, Grace left home in the dark of night leaving her mother and husband. There, Carey began her first novel, The Mermaids Sin Lisa Carey was born in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts to Irish-American parents. I loved the Irish-ness of it. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
About this Item: William Morrow. The spine may show signs of wear. The story of mothers and daughters, their differences and their likeness. Grace, Cliona's daughter, grows up in America but returns to the island as a teenager, experiencing as much trauma in arriving on the isle as her mother did in leaving it. Though entranced by the sea and its healing powers, Grace became desperate to escape the confines of the island, one day stealing away with her small daughter Grainne.
It is a lovely book overall and will certainly give readers pause for thoughts of family, life, and wants. When Grace dies of her cancer, Cliona meets her granddaughter and the two return to Ireland to heal their broken relationship and dig up secrets from the past. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I really liked the writing style in this book - it was lyrical and visual and it grabbed my attention right from the start. In her first novel, Lisa Carey has crafted voices so real and passionate that they resonate within the listener long after the last words are heard. If only we daughters knew our mother's whole story and our daughters knew our whole story, would those daughters understand the mothers when they are in their difficult teens? For good or for ill, our mothers are a part of who we are. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
Now Grainne, motherless at fifteen after Grace's death from breast cancer'is about to be taken back across the ocean by Cliona, repeating the journey her mother was forced to make years before. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. They live there still with their son, Liam Patrick. The dust jacket is missing. There is an element of Gaelic lore and mythology that adds a beautiful touch.