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Walk the Blue Fields
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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Claire Keegans brilliant debut collection, Antarctica, was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year, and earned her resounding accolades on both sides of the Atlantic. Now she has delivered her next, much-anticipated book, Walk the Blue Fields, an unforgettable array of quietly wrenching stories about despair and desire in the timeless world of modern-day Ireland. In the never-before-published story The Long and Painful Death, a writer awarded a stay to work in Heinrich Blls old cottage has her peace interrupted by an unwelcome intruder, whose ulterior motives only emerge as the night progresses. In the title story, a priest waits at the altar to perform a marriage and, during the ceremony and the festivities that follow, battles his memories of a love affair with the bride that led him to question all to which he has dedicated his life; later that night, he finds an unlikely answer in the magical healing powers of a seer. A masterful portrait of a country wrestling with its past and of individuals eking out their futures, Walk the Blue Fields is a breathtaking collection from one of Irelands greatest talents, and a resounding articulation of all the yearnings of the human heart.
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Tamra
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Definite fan of Claire Keegan! I‘ve only listened to the tagged collection and read Small Things like These, but I‘m going to gobble up anything else she has written. Very engaging and intimate characterization. I‘m going to keep my eyes peeled for the tagged book in print.

Ruthiella Just so you know, you tagged a different book than the Keegan. 2w
Tamra @Ruthiella I noticed Rowling AND Keegan are listed as authors. (Click on the title.) Did Rowling write a forward? No clue! 🤷🏾‍♀️ (edited) 2w
Ruthiella @Tamra Hmmm. You‘d think the author‘s name would come first? 🤔 Maybe not when the author is as famous as JKR! 2w
Tamra @Ruthiella weird, I know! 2w
charl08 Another fan here. Everything I've read by her so far has been brilliant, hope I don't run out! 2w
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Tamra
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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Just listened to the first short story of this collection and what a fabulous beginning to what I suspect is going to be a trove of delights!

jlhammar I loved this collection. Hope you enjoy! 3w
Tamra @jlhammar I am betting I will! 3w
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charl08
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Not five minutes after she'd hung the wash out on the line...

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charl08
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Why can't they stop talking and embrace each other?

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DrexEdit
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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Hey, look at this! A #BookReport that's actually on time. Above is my report for the month of November. I did not finish as many books as I did in October. The top row are the books that I finished. All of them are really good!

The bottom row are all books in progress for various reasons. The #LibraryLottery has been impacting my reading *hard* this month. Plus more #chunksters on the month's #TBR. Pressing on!

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 so glad you had a great reading month!! Quality over quantity is always better!!! And you still managed to read a lot!!! Hope you find the time to read in December 💚 10mo
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DrexEdit
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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Claire Keegan is becoming a must-read author for me. I love her spare, strong writing style. This collection of short stories, while not all complete winners, are all worth your time. If you need more Irish writers on your #TBR, Keegan is a strong choice! I come away from reading them feeling like I've learned something true about what it means to be Irish.

This counts for my short story #bookspin commitment for the month!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Earlier, the women came with flowers, each one a deeper shade of red.

#FirstLineFridays
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TheEllieMo
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories | J.K. Rowling , Claire Keegan
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My partner assembled my new garden seat today, I‘m looking forward to spending some time here with a few good books (and a glass of gin!)

TrishB Looks great 👍🏻 1y
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 1y
wanderinglynn How lovely! 1y
BethM 😍 1y
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