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Rainsongs

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Award-winning writer Sue Hubbard delivers a poignant story of transformation, conjuring the rugged beauty of County Kerry's coastline.

Newly widowed, Martha Cassidy has returned to a remote cottage in a virtually abandoned village on the west coast of Ireland for reasons even she is uncertain of. Looking out from her window towards the dramatic rise of the Skelligs across the water, she reflects on the loss of Brendan, her husband and charming curator, his death stirring unresolved heartache from years gone by. Alone on the windswept headland, surrounded by miles of cold sea, the past closes in.

As the days unfold, Martha searches for a way forward beyond grief, but finds herself drawn into a standoff between the entrepreneur Eugene Riordan and local hill farmer Paddy O'Connell. While the tension between them builds to a crisis that leaves Paddy in hospital, Martha encounters Colm, a talented but much younger musician and poet. Caught between its history and its future, the Celtic Tiger reels with change, and Martha faces redemptive choices that will change her life forever.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautifully-written and evocative novel about grief and greed, art and life, isolation and emotion." - Amanda Craig

"A compelling story, freighted with heartbreak and loss." - Shena Mackay


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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rainsongs: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4683-1663-X / 978-1-4683-1663-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Rainsongs
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
ISBN: 0-7156-5286-9 / 978-0-7156-5286-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Duckworth
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rainsongs
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
ISBN: 0-7156-5285-0 / 978-0-7156-5285-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rainsongs
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
ISBN: 1-910836-73-7 / 978-1-910836-73-6 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Rainsongs: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rainsongs
Author(s): Sue Hubbard
Publisher: Duckworth
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU