The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"A novel about a community living on an enchanted island off the coast of Ireland that explores the town's heady brew of tangled relationships, distrust of strangers, dark magic, and superstition."--
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062492180
0062492187
Branch Call Number: FIC CAREY 2017
Characteristics: 373 pages, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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TSCPL_Miranda Nov 20, 2017

A lovely and haunting read, lyrically written, scenic, and alive with magic.
Brigid is named for a saint, but her powers are otherworldly. In search of a miracle, she moves to a remote Irish island where her ancestors made their home, a place once inhabited only by women and still filled with their relics. Once established in her family's abandoned home, she strikes up a relationship that could do her more harm than good.
I loved the focus on women and women's relationships, and the nature magic that spun through the whole story. I'll definitely be reading more of Carey's work.

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becker
Feb 01, 2017

The setting is a sparsely populated island off of Ireland. The people who reside here, live their lives by the rules of superstition and folklore. The atmosphere is often stormy and foreboding. The lines between myth and reality were blurry. I love this kind of story. It was a good read for me.

Nicr Jan 29, 2017

A women's novel, with meticulously realized characters and deft incorporation of magic.

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Gyngersnap
Dec 29, 2016

I am so excited that Lisa Carey has written another book! I have been a big fan and have missed her greatly in the last few years. Can't wait to get this book when it is published in January.

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