A NovelLarge Print - 2016
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ArapahoeAnnaL Dec 14, 2017
Themes of rural guilelessness vs. city sophistication and traditional faith vs. modern rationalism are effortlessly portrayed in this beautiful story of a skeptical nurse who is employed to determine whether a "fasting girl" is a miracle or a hoax. The truth of the situation is reveale... Read More »
Is young Anna O'Donnell really surviving on air? Donoghue explores faith, belief, and good and evil in this book set in a small Irish village.
ArapahoeKati Dec 06, 2016
A bit of a slow start, but toward the end, I was racing through the pages. Based on true cases of "Fasting Girls" from the 1800s.
ArapahoeLesley Nov 23, 2016
A solid three for the slow start, but that time spent building up the atmosphere was well spent. I found myself immersed despite the repetition of nurse Lib's thoughts. The things I noticed, that irked me, may have actually contributed to the story's conclusion and just writing this I have flitte... Read More »
A young girl in 1850s Ireland has quit eating, claiming that she has survived for months on "manna from heaven." Nurse Lib Wright is brought into investigate and must determine if the girl is surviving because of a fraud or a miracle.
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