Nothing But Blue Sky

Nothing But Blue Sky

Summary

Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?

David thought so. But when his wife Mary Rose dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their twenty years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn't noticed. Or had chosen not to.

Figuring out who Mary Rose really was and the secrets that she kept - some of these hidden in plain sight - makes David wonder if he really knew her. Did he even know himself?

Nothing But Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage - a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart.

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'Touching and enthralling' Sunday Times

'What a beautiful novel ... Elegant, understated, subtly powerful, and rings so perfectly true' Donal Ryan

'Heart-rending ... MacMahon's words ring with the honesty of truth, offering genuine insight into the human condition' Business Post

'Beautiful and moving' Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

'Skilfully written with a wonderful lightness of touch' Irish Times

'Gentle and triumphant, MacMahon offers us a novel seeped in beautiful prose and poignant tenderness' Anne Griffin

'A beautifully written and powerful tale' Woman & Home

'A tender dissection of a marriage' Independent

'A piece of perfection ... the best book I've read all year' Irish Examiner

'Sure and subtle, MacMahon holds the reader in her spell. She is a born storyteller' Mike McCormack

Reviews

  • A poignant, gentle and astutely observed novel about marriage and the evolution of love
    Sunday Times, Novels of the Year 2020

About the author

Kathleen MacMahon

The Home Scar is Kathleen MacMahon's fourth novel. Her debut, This is How it Ends, was translated into more than twenty languages, spent five weeks at the top of the bestseller lists in Ireland, and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice in the UK. It was followed by The Long, Hot Summer, also a bestseller in Ireland, and Nothing But Blue Sky, which was nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2021. Kathleen is a former radio and television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTÉ, and she lives in Dublin with her family.
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