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Publisher's Summary

Meet Tom. Or Dr O’Grady, as he used to be called. When you pass him on the street, most people don’t even give him a second glance. You see, Tom isn’t living his best life. Burdened by grief, he’s only got his loyal dog, Bette Davis, for company and a rucksack containing his whole world.

Then there’s Ruth and her son, DJ, who no longer have a place to call home. But Ruth believes that you can change the world by helping one person at a time - and Tom needs her help.

There are a thousand ways to find your home - you just need to be brave enough to look for them.

©2019 Carmel Harrington (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

‘Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book." (Marian Keyes)

"Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace." (Irish Independent

"Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme." (Daily Mail)

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Loved it!

Such a heartwarming story with lovable characters. It was a peaceful space during this tough times.

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story will forever live in my ❤ very well written.

very very well written.. this story will forever live in my heart ..im crying happy tears!

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Couldn't put it down

Beautifully written. Ms Harrington takes you on a delightful rollercoaster ride. I laughed a lot listening to this book, but I think I cried more. The narrators voices suited the characters perfectly.

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  • Tuckett
  • 08-21-19

We need novels like this

I loved the compassionate plot. It made me cry with sadness and with joy. The Characters are believable but the male reader who told Tom’s story ( Frank Grimes) stopped me giving 5 stars for performance. His tone was aggressive, loud and without nuance. It does not reflect Tom’s character. Jill Crawford’s Ruth is spot on. However, I would still thoroughly recommend this novel on audible.

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  • Melanie.Price
  • 08-16-19

Brilliant

A very different and heart warming story Different to your usual chick lit story Very uplifting and get me engaged One of my my favourite stories so far

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-19

The best audiobook I have read this year

A beautifully written story that takes you into the world of the characters and their hopes and past lives. The narration was excellent and I look forward to reading or listening to the authors next book

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  • A J BRIDGEMAN
  • 09-03-19

great story

I loved this book, couldn't wait for bed time to get back to the story

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  • John
  • 08-29-19

EXCELLENT

This book was very well written, so much so you felt you were actually there with the characters. Very moving story which also ended very well (so many other books tend to rush the ending and tie up loose ends disappointingly following an enjoyable read). I didn't agree with a previous readers review with regards to the male narrator, i thought he was very good and brought Tom to life, in fact both narrators were excellent and did justice to the characters. Very well worth the purchase and without any realisation you are drawn to the plight of the characters with an understanding of life itself.

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  • linz
  • 08-28-19

A fantastic listen

A great listen leaving you with faith in humanity , also another example of " don't read a book by its cover" . Excellent listen.

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  • Irene O'Toole
  • 11-27-20

An inspiring story of all ' normal people.

A beautiful story of what can change people's lives and the sadness it brings to lead them into a new way of life and how humanity judges people who are not seen as ' normal ' in society. My 2nd book to read from Carmel Harrington. I will choose another now .

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  • Mrs Richtea
  • 08-03-20

Beautiful

I did not want this book to end, the characters bounce right off the page

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  • Mrs. F. Hunter
  • 07-11-20

Great read!

I was worried that this would be similar to Carmel’s first book I read ‘The women at 72 Derry lane’ but I wasn’t! It was completely different. Great book and well written. I was gripped from the beginning. I really enjoyed listening to whilst reading this book.

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  • Siobhan
  • 05-30-20

A fantastic read. I enjoyed every word.

The story is intriguing and has a happy ending. I would highly recommend it to anybody.

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  • Lesley Reid
  • 09-02-19

Brilliant

Brilliant in every way. A thoughtful book. It reminded me to never judge a book by it's cover.