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The Nature of Water and Air

The Nature of Water and Air
McBride, Regina
Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2001-05-01
$21.95
743203232
Paperback

Synopsis:

Set on a patch of Irish coast where, amid a flurry of whispers, we meet Agatha's only surviving daughter, ClodaghDetermined to secure her mother's elusive love and the truth about her, Clodagh is swept into a relationship with a handsome, isolated manHe brings her to the heart of her mother's story, where she must confront the questions "Does a truth change love?" and "What madness will come from chasing a secret?"

Review:

You know those little piles of books that have been laying around just waiting for you to be in the mood to pick them up? Well, I did a little scavenging in my home and came up with a book by Regina McBride titled The Nature of Water and Air, (Simon & Schuster 2001)Evoking a raw and spirited Ireland McBride has painted a most fabulous portrait of the life of tinkers (travelers or gypsies) from 1960 through 1979The story addresses the brilliant beauty and strange brooding darkness that dwell together in the Irish soulA story of mothers and daughters, secrets and delusions, and the impossibility of taming certain spiritsSprinkled with quotes from Donne, Boland and Yeats; you are sure to discover a haunting yet enlightening look at a life and world radically different than any you've ever experiencedA wonderful book club selection!

   
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