The average rating for Mary McGreevy based on 2 reviews is 3 stars.
|Review # 1 was written on 2020-05-02 00:00:00|
I first read this as a teenager and I adored it. As an adult, with children, and knowledge of how the world works, I found myself impatient at times with the story and the main character. Sometimes men write women and they jump off the page in subtle rainbows of prose. Others, like this novel, tend to flatten women into merely an idea of what women are. If you enjoy novels that respectfully question the nature of religious belief, societal mores, and a decent helping of Irish tea, this is for you.
|Review # 2 was written on 2010-07-12 00:00:00|
Jon Julian Ferguson
I enjoyed The Dowry so wanted to read another by Walter Keady. In this novel, it appears that Keady presents his own reasons for leaving the priesthood disguised as fiction. The title character is a nun who leaves the convent at the time of her father's death. She inherits her father's farm and has an child without being married. Her actions affect many other people in her small Irish town. Very interesting novel, but I'm afraid the main character's motivation was confused and a bit unbelievable to me.
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