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by Maggie O'Farrell

This Must be the Place

This Must be the Place

Author: Maggie O'Farrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breathtaking novel.  This Must Be The Place is a story about journeys, it’s about discovering who you are and where you’re meant to be.  Daniel Sullivan is leaving on a journey, he is leaving his shotgun-toting, recluse of a wife and his two young children behind in Ireland as he flies to America to celebrate his estranged father’s birthday.  Yet anyone can be easily thrown off course, especially when the past creeps in and misty, murky memories begin to haunt Daniel.  After so many years it is now time to face his past but just what will it cost him? Will life ever be the same and will he ever be able to return home to Ireland?   I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered the writing of Maggie O’Farrell, I do however remember the book.  The Hand That First Held Mine. It was by no means her first novel but for me it was the discovery of something very special.  O’Farrell’s writing is exquisite.  Her characters are brought to life through her wonderful prose and you can feel their living, breathing presence as you read.  Her stories will haunt you and in some small, subtle way you’ll never be quite the same again.    Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016. Costa judges' comment: “An utterly involving read, both funny and heartbreaking – technically dazzling, but never losing its human touch.”

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This Must be the Place

This Must be the Place

Author: Maggie O'Farrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2016

One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month. Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breathtaking novel.  This Must Be The Place is a story about journeys, it’s about discovering who you are and where you’re meant to be.  Daniel Sullivan is leaving on a journey, he is leaving his shotgun-toting, recluse of a wife and his two young children behind in Ireland as he flies to America to celebrate his estranged father’s birthday.  Yet anyone can be easily thrown off course, especially when the past creeps in and misty, murky memories begin to haunt Daniel.  After so many years it is now time to face his past but just what will it cost him? Will life ever be the same and will he ever be able to return home to Ireland?   I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered the writing of Maggie O’Farrell, I do however remember the book.  The Hand That First Held Mine. It was by no means her first novel but for me it was the discovery of something very special.  O’Farrell’s writing is exquisite.  Her characters are brought to life through her wonderful prose and you can feel their living, breathing presence as you read.  Her stories will haunt you and in some small, subtle way you’ll never be quite the same again.    Costa judges' comment: “An utterly involving read, both funny and heartbreaking – technically dazzling, but never losing its human touch.”

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