From the bestselling author of the multi award winning Burial Rites County Kerry, Ireland, 1825 The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie s voice A whisper in the dark Some folk are born different, Nance They aFrom the bestselling author of the multi award winning Burial RitesCounty Kerry, Ireland, 1825.The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie s voice A whisper in the dark Some folk are born different, Nance They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most Their hearts swallow blood than ordinary hearts the river runs differently for them N ra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four year old grandson, Miche l The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference Unable to care for the child alone, N ra hires a fourteen year old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow s house Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Miche l For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge That she consorts with Them, the Good People And that only she can return those whom they have taken
The Good People From the bestselling author of the multi award winning Burial Rites County Kerry Ireland The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left pockets charged with ashes to guard them fro
Nora, I m sorry for your trouble , Nora, I m sorry for your trouble is a phrase repeated many times by many of the different people in the community The Irish speak funny Ha Nora Leahy s husband has died It s the 1820 s in Ireland NOT FUNNYmply interesting language for this American girl Immediately I noticed the writing by Hannah Kent It feels richly texture plus I was looking up expressive unfamiliar vocabulary wordsch as skib, spaniel, and rath, fios sigheog fairy knowledge , and the understa [...]
She was the gatekeeper at the edge of the world The final human hymn before all fell to wind and shadow and the strange crooning of stars She was a pagan chorus An older song One of the most exciting and nervous moments in the life of a dedicated reader is the minute we open the next book by a writer who produced a masterpiece whose roots are planted deep in our soul, a novel that has never really left our mind since the last page was turned In this case, I m talking about Hannah Kent and her de [...]
NOW AVAILABLE Hannah Kent s The Good People is a tale of the lore and superstitions of Ireland in the 1800s, a place and time where fairies are seen in a different light, not the Disney fied images of Tinker Bell, or even the god motherly Flora, Fauna and Merryweather Magical, tiny, helpful beings, if occasionally impish and prone to temperamental outbursts like Tink A tale of those who believe in fairies and superstitions, and a tale of those who seek to eradicate this belief, the Catholic Chur [...]
The Good People by Hannah Kent is an impeccably researched story set in Ireland in 1825 and readers interested in pagan traditions and herbal medicine of the time may well enjoy reading this second novel by Hannah Kent I was however disappointed with character development and the plot of this story The novel is set in County Kerry in 1825 in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south west Ireland,near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubli [...]
The book opens with the death of Nora s husband Martin Nora is now left to be the sole caretaker of her grandson, a four year old that can neither talk nor walk, screams constantly at night and it hard to pacify Grief stricken, Nora manages to convince herself that he is not her real grandson but rather a changeling, left in his place by the fairies She will do anything to get her real grandson back Nance is a healer but is also said to know the ways of the fairies.It is 1825 in Ireland and supe [...]
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Since this book is about the series of events that led something to happen than what actually happened, my full review is a probably a bit too revealing Here s the short version In nineteenth century Ireland, a new widow grapples with the hysteria surrounding her grandson, a four year old boy stricken with a mysterious condition that renders him unable to walk or talk Desperate for a cure, she seeks the assistance of the village handy woman It s a slow moving story full of nature descriptions a [...]
This is an excellent book, beautifully written and very atmospheric It is also very similar to Burial Rites so if you liked that you will probably like this too.Again the book is based on a real life story and this time is carried along on the superstitions and beliefs of Irish country folk with very little education and a long history of believing in fairies, the Good People of the title Not that there is any good about them since they are blamed for every bad thing that happens from sickness t [...]
Hannah Kent is a fantastic writer She crafts compelling stories, rich characters, and depicts lush settings with her words I fell in love with her writing in 2014 after reading her debut novelBurial Rites, and was really excited to read another book from her This one is similar in that it retells a historical event with the author s creative liberty It follows a woman who is widowed at the very beginning of the story and left to care for her grandson who has some problems It ties together Irish [...]
Just finished Hannah Kent s second novel I loved her first and am a slightly overwrought emotional wreck Who knew a book about fairies and murder could have so many themes and give me so many often uncomfortable feels Stunningly written and raises some important questions but trigger warning also depicts some child abuse.
Aussie author Hannah Kent exploded onto the literary scene in 2013 with the evocative historical fiction novel, Burial Rites Not only did it win numerous awards, but was also universally praised As a result, fans like my good self have been waiting in patiently to see what Hannah will come up with next Could The Good People live up to the expectations I am pleased to say the answer is an unequivocal yes in what is another memorable and engrossing look at a time that we in this day and age can on [...]
4.5 sThe grief was etched deeply on N ra Leahy s face as she stood in shocked disbelief beside the body of her husband Martin After losing their daughter Johanna earlier in the year, N ra hadn t thought things could get worse But now with both her husband and daughter gone, the burden of caring for her four year old grandson Miche l, the boy who wasn t right in the head couldn t speak or walk fell solely on her shoulders Her shame had her hiding the child away the gossips of the town would be cr [...]
I loved Hannah Kent s previous novel, Burial Rites, and was delighted to read her latest novel This is also set in a rural, isolated community in this case 1825 Ireland Nora Leahy lives with her husband, Martin, and her daughter s son, four year old Micheal We meet Nora on the day her beloved husband suddenly collapses and dies As the village community gather in her house, Nora is quick to hide away young Micheal with her neighbour, Peg It some becomes apparent that Micheal cannot speak or walk [...]
La capacidad de Hannah Kent de trasladarte a otro lugar y poca, meterte all y nunca perder la verosimilitud es incre ble Ya lo hizo en Ritos funerarios y lo repite en esta novela De hecho, la veo m s suelta en esta historia donde superstici n y realidad se entremezclan para contarnos el drama de una mujer de varias, en realidad superada por las circunstancias.Los personajes que crea Kent no te caen del todo bien, pero consigue que empatices con ellos con ellas Incluso tiene cierto aire de actual [...]
If you loved Burial Rites, I cannot see why you wouldn t love this too In both Hannah Kent meticulously researches, then takes what she has learned and weaves the factual details of her thorough studies into an utterly believable story In both what is depicted is grim It is not a light read that is delivered In both there is a tension to the telling In both the feel of a time and a place are meticulously replicated What happens here in this story, the tale s plot, how it is told and the intricac [...]
Even in modern Ireland, Celtic folklore still makes an impact As a boy my Dad loved to fill my head with piseogs and old superstitions it s terrible luck to meet a red haired woman on your journey, frogs can cure toothache, turning your coat inside out will keep the fairies away I have tons There is a fairy fort on my neighbour s farm which has always remained overgrown, because if you damage one, you re asking for trouble Schoolkids make a Brigid s cross from rushes every February, which is me [...]
I m sure Ms Kent did her research, and there is some beautiful descriptive writing in there, but frankly I was bored From around page 200 or so I speed read the rest just to see how it finished But did I really care I did not Some Irish sounding dialogue does not a character make.Nice touches the blending of true herbal wisdom and folk beliefs The way people will believe in whatever works best for them, whether it is the methods of the handy woman or the magicking of holy water finicked around b [...]
The Good People is an intense and deeply unsettling novel based on true events which occurred in Ireland in 1826 Set in an isolated rural community the story is steeped in folklore and superstitions and follows three women deeply flawed and each dealing with her own struggles, grieve and desperation Hannah Kent s writing is beautiful and she managed to create a bleak but compelling story If you enjoy historical fiction, that book is a must read.
Albtraum Aberglaube Hannah Kent beschreibt dieses Buch nicht nur sie l sst es uns auch riechen, ber hren und sp ren, von der Hitze der Torffeuer bis hin zum stechenden, bitteren Geruch einer Frau, die gerade aus dem Regen herausgekommen ist The TimesDer Arzt der Armen ist der Tod, hei t es im Irland des Jahres 1825.In einem abgeschiedenen Tal, im S dwesten Irlands bleibt den Kranken nur die Wahl zwischen Priester, Schmied und Friedhof.Auch Nance, eine Kr uterfrau, steht bei allen Krankheiten zur [...]
The Good People is about when good people go off the rails due to grief, lore, superstition, and desperation It s nineteen century Ireland and times are tough People still believe in fairies and believe they can curse people or steal people away.Nora s husband Martin has died suddenly leaving her to care for their deceased daughter s child Michael on her own The child is not a healthy one He once walked and talked like any healthy toddler then one day her son in law showed up at Martin and Nora [...]
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4.5 stars.Another quality read from Hannah Kent With her first novel Burial Rights and now the Good People, this lady sure knows how to tell an unhappy story The Good People are fairies and belief in them and their tricks were integral to 19th century life in Ireland, sitting, perhaps uncomfortably, along side Catholicism Kent has done her research and her story is based on true events The superstitions described are so interesting cutting the corner from bread before eating to let the devil esc [...]
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Hannah Kent me conquist con Ritos Funerarios y me mor a por leer su segunda novela, ahora que la he terminado puedo asegurar que se ha convertido en una de mis autoras favoritas No voy a hablar mucho del libro solamente dir que trata sobre superstici n, tradici n y el poder de la fe y que me ha encantado, igual que el primero, b sicamente porque me gusta como me hace sentir Y creo que me encantar todo lo que escriba porque lo que me gusta de sus libros m s que el argumento, m s que los personaje [...]
4.25 stars.I think the best way to describe this book is UNSETTLING It s basically about superstition in rural Ireland in the 1820s Nora s daughter died prior to the beginning of the book, leaving Nora and her husband with the care of their disabled grandson When Nora s husband dies too, word starts to spread that the child isn t natural, is a changeling, is cursing them all As with Burial Rites, it s inspired by actual events I felt for the characters throughout, but I also wanted to bang their [...]
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I first came to know of author Hannah Kent thru her first debut, Burial Rites, short listed for the Bailey s prize and the International Dublin Literary award Her very dark novel is an all time favorite of mine and one I will never forget.The Good People, her 2nd novel, is both similar and different than her first Based on true events in County Kerry in 1826 Ireland, Kent takes us to a long ago society with misconceived beliefs similar to the background in Burial Rites Unfortunately, I didn t ta [...]
I feel bad for the low rating on this one I loved Burial Rites so was really looking forward to reading Hannah Kent s new book, despite it being a little fantasy like, a genre I m not keen on I should ve paid heed to my doubts I don t do fairies, mystical happenings etc The writing is still really good, she researched so well and knows how to tell a story I will definitely read her again This just wasn t for me.
Atmospheric, dark and harrowing Loved it.
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