This substantial book, The Good People by Hannah Kent, was published in 2016 and is set in Rural Ireland in 1825. One of the most amazing things about the book is the very young author. Hannah Kent would be about age 33, but she writes with such wisdom and sensitivity. I think she would be very much worth meeting!
Allow yourself some time away from the real life we all encounter, day to day. Let your spirit and mind wander in this strange engrossing story which weaves together the lives of three women who mainly live immersed and affected by shocking poverty.
But this book is not about misery as such. Mainly a woman’s book, the authors well written words cast a spell of Irish folklore, drawing the reader into the smoky dark huts, hung with herbs and superstition.
If you have ever walked the road alone and friendless. If you have ever wondered how your thinking and beliefs were not understood by those around you. If you ever feel the genetic pull of distant Fey relatives. If you’ve ever believed in fairies, or tried to heal with herb tea or poultices, I beseech you – do not miss reading this enchanting tale!
Review by Sunny Seagull
Member of the SMSA Mystery & Crime Reading Group
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