Acquired via BookCrossing 20 Apr 2008 – Convention book table

A Virago, which is a promise of a good read, more or less.

This was the deceptively simple story of a Dublin family in the early years of the 20th century, their trials and tribulations (of which there are many) and small triumps (of which there are few). It is a bit bleak, but very readable for the perceptive small details of family life, relationships between grown family members, and the events which progress onward, testing the faith of the eponymous heroine. A quiet and haunting book.

I’m going to offer this to the Virago group on LibraryThing, but as a book ring rather than giving it to just one person.