A Thousand Roads Home
Warm, powerful and unforgettable, Irish Times best-selling author Carmel Harrington’s new novel is about second chances, friendship and unlikely heroes.
‘Where is home?’ DJ asked.
‘Wherever the people you love are.’ Ruth replied.
Single mother, Ruth, and her son, DJ, have never truly fitted in, but that didn’t matter, so long as they were together. When their ho...more
Tackling themes of homelessness, food poverty and vividly portraying just how easily your life can derail, this isn’t a light read. But it is a read that can make a difference. And on top of that, I feel it’s such an important book, with such a powerful message that it should be compulsory rea ...more
This is the book that will make you feel you belong.’
A Thousand Roads Home is the latest novel from Irish Times bestselling author Carmel Harrington and is described as ‘warm, powerful and unforgettable – a novel about second chances, friendship and unlikely heroes.'
Hazel Gaynor says ‘It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts’
Liz Nugent says it’s ‘brave and original’
Read on for my thoughts…
Carmel Harrington has t ...more
It’s hard not to empathise with the lovely characters of this book. I have read a lot of good reviews of A Thousand Roads Home and yet I was simply not ready for the heartbreaking story.
There is a homelessness crisis in Ireland, it’s shocking and the number of people without a roof over their head is increasing every day… Carmel Harrington’s new novel focuses on the pain of people who don’t have a place to call home.
It’s not an easy read. One way you can pre ...more
Dr Tom O'Grady is also homeless, and the reason why unfolds throughout the book. A blast from each other's past, ...more
Though it may make you cry, what I loved about this story and other bo ...more
True love & relentlessness to conquer life’s obstacles.
Two adversely different protagonists, Ruth & Tom are finding their separate lives tough… Homelessness lurks around every corner for Ruth & her son DJ. Fighting for your own survival is one thing; having to do that for your own son along the way makes everything so much harder & relationships can be on the edge of collapse with any choice Ruth has to make ...more
“Do not write off people based on how they present themselves to the world. You should know that better than anyone. Everyone has a story, if you take the time to listen.”
Single mother Ruth and her ten-year-old son DJ have always struggled to fit in but they have had each other. However, their foundations are rocked when they lose their home in Dublin. Their lives change as they meet Tom, a man who walked away from his house and life ten years ago to sleep on a park bench. These p ...more
Her uplifting and inspiring books, all regular chart-toppers, have captured the hearts of readers worldwide and are translated into eight languages to date, in eleven territories. Pub ...more