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Publisher's Summary

Author of more than a dozen novels, including Felicia’s Journey, Irish author William Trevor is hailed as one of the most extraordinary writers of today. He has a special talent for examining the innermost regions of his characters’ hearts.

The Story of Lucy Gault traces the repercussions of a child’s attempt to remain in her beloved home.Threatened with a move from Ireland to England, 9-year-old Lucy runs away, setting off a series of misunderstandings that will eventually touch each inhabitant of her village.

©2001 Richard Pipes (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"This beautiful, haunting story of love and redemption rings with the resonance of a legend." ( Booklist)

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A Most Heart warming read

Where does The Story of Lucy Gault rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in the top half

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucy is certainly the most interesting.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not surprisingly, the most enjoyable scene was when Lucy and her young man learned to love one another.

Who was the most memorable character of The Story of Lucy Gault and why?

The dedicated maid Bridget

Any additional comments?

The story is thought provoking and poignant, and certainly follows a most original plot line.

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Like Nabokov

Brilliant writing. Such depth of character creating story. Like Nabokov Every bit a Nobel laureate


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The essence of measured restraint

Beautifully written story of an unfulfilled, joyless, life. Worth reading as a classic example of such a life and of the author's masterful ability to maintain the steady, unrelenting pace necessary to successfully evoke it. For me, I will remember it as a touchstone of these qualities.

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While the narration was fine, nothing happened of interest in this story. I can not recommend it.

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A gentle, memorable read

This gently nuanced novel is gripping and memorable . . . a story of steadfastness and redemption that's masterfully written and sensitively read.