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  • What the Wind Knows

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story I've read in years...

  • By Beth N. on 03-04-19


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

This book is so amazing. I completely fell for the characters, Thomas's journal and Yates. Every chapter began with a journal entry, a beautiful poem by W. B. Yates, then bounded into the fabric of time itself. Amy Harmon reached into this fabulous, timeless, fabric to grasp individual threads. Amy wove and unwound these threads and created a story of bravery, love, resilience and the human condition. Bravo Amy.
Another imaginative book to hoist onto my coveted bookshelf labeled THE BEST. I Have a sneaking
suspicion that everytime I re-read this book in the future, I will take away new information with every reading- that is the truth.
I sooo love a book that can sweep me away into a story so fully that not only does it feed my huge imagination but also thrills the student in me. My logical side got fed with new appreciation for the likes of Yates. The knife point importance of remembering actual sequential events in history for the part they play in the wider scope of the future.m
I recommend this book. I appreciate the author too.

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