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    Apr 29, 2003 | 256 Pages

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    Apr 29, 2003 | 256 Pages

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Praise

“Annie’s passionate observations and shifting moods-rendered in dense prose that’s close to poetry-fuel this fine novel.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A subtle but powerful novel of a spinster’s life in the Irish countryside rises to great emotional heights…this is a deliciously poetic book.”—The Washington Post

“Barry has given us a heroine of delicate complexity in a setting of rugged beauty. His flawless use of language and plot hold the reader rapt from beginning to end. —Jeanne Ray, Boston Herald

“Superb…Annie emerges from the novel as one o fthe most memorable women in Irish fiction.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“As a wordsmith, Barry is at times amazing, his descriptions poetic and insightful.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Rarely has the precious interaction between the old and the young been captured in such beauty and tenderness…a remarkable novel.”—The Christian Science Monitor

“Lyrical.”—The Miami Herald

“Barry’s gift for image and metaphor…are equaled here by his eye for descriptive detail.”—Publishers Weekly 

Awards

Booklist Editor’s Choice WINNER

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