THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - BY MAG­GIE O’FARRELL, HA­CHETTE.

I’ve al­ways been in awe of Mag­gie O’Farrell’s writ­ing. In­ti­mate, emo­tional, yet with a light, spar­ing touch, her nov­els are some of my favourites. As a fan, I’m de­lighted to say This Must be the Place, her sev­enth novel, doesn’t dis­ap­point. Daniel Sul­li­van is an Amer­i­can liv­ing in Ire­land with his reclu­sive, ex-film star wife, Claudette. Called back to Amer­ica on family busi­ness, he leaves Claudette and be­gins a jour­ney that takes him not only to Amer­ica, but also to Eng­land to re­visit mem­o­ries of a dif­fi­cult past re­la­tion­ship and un­cover a se­cret. Mag­gie O’Farrell ex­cels at por­tray­ing the com­pli­cated maps of our ex­is­tence. Through her char­ac­ters and the land­scapes they travel through, she re­veals how our lives and loves are shaped. Quite sim­ply, this is a gor­geous, clever gem of a novel.

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