A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Living in America has left a void in Elizabeth as she tries to interact with her extended Irish family. The POVs between Patricia and Elizabeth and the mini POVs for Edward and Rosemary just didn't hang together well. In clearing out her mother's wardrobe Elizabeth comes across a wooden box containing letters from her father whom she knows very little about.

Instead we don't really find out about it, we hear bits and pieces via other inconsequential secondary characters. She is a university lecturer, separated from her husband, and living in New York with her 17-year-old son.A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page. Overall, I liked the story and the plot and felt it was fairly well written, although it did bring to mind shades of "Wuthering Heights" meets "Jane Eyre" meets "Rebecca". As for Elizabeth, “back in New York, she had felt guilty for not missing her mother more, but in this house she felt her absence like a physical ache”.

I read Graham Norton's first novel mostly out of curiosity but found the writing very good, now after reading this book I will look out for his novels for the entertaining emotive writing. the story of Elizabeth coming back to ireland and discovering truths about her own past and family gripped me tight. years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless wind that circles her as she hurries further into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea.Graham's writing is effortless; his Irish roots are very much evident and he uses that to his advantage. Norton cleverly mirrors the process of grieving in Patricia and Elizabeth’s stories, as the two women each mourn the passing of their mother.

In the wardrobe she finds a box with some letters that appear to be written by her father, a man whom she has never known, who she believes passed away when she was but an infant. the TIMES'A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light. Most of the book is Elizabeth remembering how her mother raised her and either finding fault with it and or missing her at the same time.I just think that there were too many things happening and that Norton didn't make sure that both POVs worked well.

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