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Silence Under A Stone (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/02/2018
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`I eke out my days here with care; spend them carefully, one at a time, like pennies in this one little room where all the straggles and strays of my life are gathered up neat as a ball of wool; the eighty-three years of them drawn taut to a single hard knot that weighs me down like a stone.' From her bed in a Dublin nursing home, Harriet Campbell reflects on the time, long ago, when the second greatest joy in her life was her newborn son James; only her God had a greater claim to her love. It is the 1920s in the shadowlands south of the border. Harriet and her husband Thomas are respected members of their strict Presbyterian Congregation; indeed, Thomas has just been made an Elder. But this is a changing Ireland, where the sway of the Roman Catholic Church is at its height, and the community is becoming increasingly isolated. Little does Harriet realise that, as James grows up, she will be forced to choose between faith and family. Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Norma MacMaster's Silence Under a Stone is an intimate, deeply moving human story, where sometimes the price of an unyielding faith is too great to bear.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd
ISBN: 9781781620441
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Epic . . . A stirring novel about redemption, and a way of living soon best forgotten" * RTE Culture *
"Richly portrayed in tight, lucid prose" * Sunday Independent *
"MacMaster's debut novel is bright with promise" * RTE Guide *
"Lyrical" * Irish Examiner *
"Remarkable . . . Timeless . . . Graceful" * Irish Independent *

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