'Misremembered Man' a 'Delightful Slice of Country Life'

I would not presume to elevate my meanderings by calling them a “review” but having just finished "The Misrememberd Man," a lovely first novel by Christine McKenna, a Derry-born artist and writer, I am willing to go out on a limb and recommend it as a delightful slice of country life. The characters are simple without being stereotypes, the dialects add to the color of scenes without intruding, and the juxtaposition of current action and memory adds richness to the characters without overloading the narrative line. The plot is simple, and the “twist” is not unexpected, but handled nicely, and (spoiler alert) there is at least one happy ending. It’s an Irish story, a gentle read and a delightful, relaxing way to spend some time this summer. Or any time. JRS

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Comment by Gerry Regan on May 10, 2013 at 1:17pm

John, thanks for this. I'm going to ask a colleague to add a photograph and a link to Amazon to facilitate purchasing. Please let us know if there is a new book you'd like to read and review here and we'll get you a copy, gratis.

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