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Title:
The good people [large print] / Hannah Kent.
ISBN:
9780316552486
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

©2016
Physical Description:
515 pages (large print) : map ; 25 cm
Abstract:
Short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction One of Entertainment Weekly's " Must-Read" books for Fall From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy."--Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Miche#65533;l, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help N#65533;ra just as rumours begin to spread that Miche#65533;l is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways. Set in a lost world bound by its own laws, THE GOOD PEOPLE is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted loveTerrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.
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