This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

Book - 2016
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Recovering from an ugly divorce and custody battle by marrying a reclusive actress living in a rural village in Ireland, Daniel Sullivan is threatened by a secret from his past in a story told through his voice and the perspectives of those who have influenced his life.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780385349420
0385349424
Branch Call Number: FIC O'FARRELL, MAGGIE
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 25 cm

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H22888412X
Jul 22, 2017

The author's writing style is engaging and she had me caring for each and every one of the characters. I love this author and have read all her books, this one is my favourite.

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Suecue
Apr 10, 2017

A lovely book, ranging across continents and eras to reveal the inner lives of a host of flawed but likeable characters. The author clearly has great affection and compassion for her creations, self-inflicted stumbles notwithstanding. Never bleak, often funny, and ultimately uplifting without any schmaltz.

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Sansha
Jan 27, 2017

Loved this family saga. Will be definitely reading more books by this author.

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uncommonreader
Jan 04, 2017

This is a story of relationships, written with confidence and so well.

quagga Nov 24, 2016

Dropping out of one's old life to start fresh. Cowardice and courage. Multiple story threads, a span of decades, setting around the world - one extended family. It's a tangled web, beautifully spun by a master storyteller.

robertafsmith Sep 26, 2016

Roberta's pick: You need to be an accomplished author to jump from character to character and back and forth in time and still write a wonderful book. But in Maggie O'Farrell's hands, all this is possible. I loved this book for the dialogue and the characters. Even though I have an antipathy towards flawlessly beautiful, intelligent , fertile characters who are wonderful moms. Not her best novel, but still very very good. Staff Pickle.

AL_WENDY Sep 13, 2016

I laughed, I cried, I came to care deeply about these characters. The multiple viewpoints are very well done.

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hildesanders
Aug 09, 2016

I don't mind going back and forth between characters, but i don't like how the narration goes from 1st person to 3rd person. It's very confusing. There are too many details that are irrelevant to the story. I feel like the writer has lost track of what she was getting to.

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picton
Jun 28, 2016

Great book, the bouncing between characters and time kept me in suspense. Recommended.

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