The Good People

The Good People

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Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland bond over a shared effort to rescue a child from a superstitious community that believes that his trauma-related inability to speak indicates that he is a changeling responsible for a series of misfortunes.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316243964
0316243965
Characteristics: 388 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
Call Number: KENT, H

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ehbooklover Oct 12, 2017

This a powerful book about superstition in 19th Century Ireland. It caused me to feel many different emotions: pity, anger, frustration, and sadness to name just a few. As with Kent's previous novel (Burial Rites), this title is based on a true story and it is absolutely beautifully written.

LoganLib_Dove May 06, 2017

This book is an amazing exploration of the Irish culture and the fascination with fairies. The book explores three women's lives affected by a child they believed to be a changling. This world is enchanting and disturbing, and very very humanising. I couldn't put this book down.

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