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The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
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Feb 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from February 21 to 23, 2011

This was such an unbelievably sad book: the kind of sadness that presses on your chest and makes you feel like you can't move. It was excellent.

It was a beautifully written tale about living in the past, incidental decisions and worries about things that don't matter to anyone but ourselves.

I thought it was clearly a symbolic representation of the encompassing effect of ireland's past on its current generations. A lesson in perceiving individual significance in a bigger world and the importance of the realisation of real human connection, not protracted conflicts or feuds based on actions of our ancestors (or even our younger selves).

It was a short emotional journey and a really excellent book to while away a cold winter evening.
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message 1: by Kirstin (new) - added it

Kirstin This is a wonderful review. I am most definitly going to read this x

Lucy Whilst reading it I very much thought you would like it!

message 3: by Kirstin (new) - added it

Kirstin Perhaps it might be too much for me just now with the depressfest....

message 4: by Lorna (new)

Lorna I've heard a lot about this book of late. I also would like to read it very much.

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