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kindle µ The Good People Ó Paperback Ü hannah kent Ü Κομητεία του Κέρι Ιρλανδία 1825 Συντετριμμένη από τον θάνατο του συζύγου της Μάρτιν η Νόρα βρίσκεται ολομόναχη να φροντίζει τον εγγονό της Μίτερος κόσμος τους με τα έθιμα τα πιστεύω και τις τελετουργίες δημιουργεί γύρω τους έναν ασφυκτικό κλοιό· θα οδηγηθούν σ’ένα επικίνδυνο μονοπάτι και θα αναγκαστούν να αμφισβητήσουν όλα όσα γνωρίζουνΤοποθετημένο σ’ έναν χαμένο κόσμο που υπακούει στους δικούς του κανόνες oι Καλοί της Hannah Kent είναι ένα εντυπωσιακό μυθιστόρημα για την απόλυτη πίστη και τη γεμάτη αφοσίωση αγάπ? The Good People is about when good people go off the rails due to grief lore superstition and desperation It's nineteen century Ireland and times are tough People still believe in fairies and believe they can curse people or steal people awayNora's husband Martin has died suddenly leaving her to care for their deceased daughter's child Michael on her own The child is not a healthy one He once walked and talked like any healthy toddler then one day her son in law showed up at Martin and Nora's home He informed them that their daughter was dead and that her once healthy child can no longer speak or walk Nora and Martin have kept the child hidden worried about what their friends and neighbors will think Nora hires a young woman named Mary to work for her Mary's main job is taking care of Michael and the home Mary is initially horrified at Michael's condition but begins to feel sympathy for him Initially she believes him to be a changeling but as the book progresses she has her doubtsFear rumors and gossip are common in this community The women talk at the watering hole and believe that something is very wrong with Michael He is not like other children He is hidden away and their imaginations get the better of them coming up with ideas as to why Nora keeps him hidden Illness and death are common and the villagers are looking for something or someone to blame Michael is suspected to be a changeling a child of The Good People left behind when they took the human child Michael Believing that her grandson is a changeling Nora turns to Nance known for her unusual healing powers She is feared and revered She has ways of healing the villagers when traditional medicine does not work Nora asks for Nance to help her get her real grandson backMost of the villagers do not see the harm in having Nance around but the new priest wants her gone Other villages begin to turn against her while some still come visit her in secret Nance mainly uses herbs to heal people and relies on the gifts of thanks from villagers when she is about to provide them with the cure Upon inspecting Michael Nance states her belief that Michael is a changeling and offers her cure Nance Mary and Nora attempt to rid Nora of the changeling while bringing Michael back from The Good PeopleThis book is based on the real life case in nineteenth century Ireland where a woman was acuitted of a crime Her defense was that she was trying to banish a fairy Once again Kent has taken a real life event and dazzled readers with it I loved Kent's book Burial Rites I could not read it fast enough to see what would happen next The Good People was not as fast a read for me but it grabbed me and did not let go It is a story about loss about wanting to believe something so badly that you can't see the truth about not knowing what the truth is about shame about superstition about love about ignorance about fear and about desperationKent gives us a glimpse into the lives of three women living in nineteenth century Ireland Women who live in poor close knit communities where you know everyone and everyone knows your business Communities where one's fear makes the decisions for that person Where reason and common sense something have to take a back seat to ignorance and superstition A time where people do not have the luxury of modern times to go to a library or on the internet to find answers to their uestions They looked to nature folklore and superstition to explain changes in human behavior health or appearanceI found that I both liked and felt empathy for all of the characters are varying parts of the book They were put in situations that no one could explain to them why did a seemingly healthy man die suddenly? Why did a seemingly healthy baby become so gravely disabled? Nature and fairies were answers they turned to most The people are living in a harsh environment The cows are not producing as much milk crops are not surviving the people are improvised They need something to blame Could Michael be the reason? Is he a changeling? This is a bleak book Kent is brilliant in creating atmosphere in this book I could almost feel the chill in the air see the mist rising from the ground feel the fog smell the grass The landscape is also a character in this book Life here is extreme What occurs when three women take extreme measures to save a young boy?Beautifully written and haunting a times This tragic tale is beautifully told and lingered with me after I finished reading it This is a book I sat and ponder after I finished reading How does one make sense out of something she does not understand? What power does superstition play in our lives today? Thought provoking and masterfully told The Good People does not disappointI received a copy of this book from Little Brown and Company and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my owSee of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom

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ς ατυχίες ασθένειες αλλά και φήμες που θέλουν τον Μίχολ να σπέρνει την κακοτυχία στην κοιλάδαΑποφασισμένες να απαλλαγούν από το κακό και να βοηθήσουν τον Μίχολ η Νόρα και η Μαίρη επιστρατεύουν τη βοήθεια της Νανς μιας ηλικιωμένης περιπλανώμενης γυναίκας που κατέχει τη γνώση και τα μυστήρια της παλιάς μαγείαςΚαθώς οι τρεις γυναίκες ελπίζουν να επαναφέρουν τον Μίχολ ο ιδιαί NOW AVAILABLE Hannah Kent’s ”The Good People” is a tale of the lore and superstitions of Ireland in the 1800s a place and time where fairies are seen in a different light not the Disney fied images of Tinker Bell or even the “god motherly” Flora Fauna and Merryweather Magical tiny helpful beings if occasionally impish and prone to temperamental outbursts like Tink A tale of those who believe in fairies and superstitions and a tale of those who seek to eradicate this belief the Catholic Church not willing or no longer willing to allow the open practice of belief in such things or practices associated with such unnatural beliefsAs this tale unfolds in County Kerry 1825 a wake is being held Nóra Leahy’s husband Martin has passed unexpectedly at the crossroads leading to much conjecture of the portent that carries Nance Roche a bean feasawise woman appears at Nóra’s door offering assistance for the wake offers her services for the caoineadh the keening She’s sent her grandson Micheál Kelliher to the neighbors wanting to spare him her really from the stares Micheál came to live with them when their only child Johanna died Nóra had gone to visit Johanna and Tadgh and Micheál once when he was but two walking and talking laughing reaching smiling Now he’s a shell of his former self physically diminished not speaking unable to walk his legs too weak to support him As if Nóra hadn’t suffered enough with the loss of her Johanna she now she has lost her husband How can she do this care for the livestock and care for Micheál? She hires young Mary Clifford a young teen from Anna looking to be one less mouth to feed at home and to earn some wages to help her family Mary is no stranger to caring for younger siblings but Micheál reuires so much care than the average child Nóra has already had a doctor look at Micheál but he said there was nothing that he could do so she turns to the new priest Father Healy reuesting that he pray over Micheál who tells her she should do the best she can Nóra sees nothing of her Johanna in Micheál nothing of his father Tadgh either and the whispers of the women gathering round the well say that Micheál is but a changeling a fairy child left in place of the real Micheál convincing her to enlist the aid of Nance Roche to have the real Micheál returned to her sending this changeling back to the fairies The whole valley it seems is already convinced of his status gleefully sharing their theories their beliefs in these pagan ideas while enlisting the Priest’s help in getting rid of Nance and her pagan ways This unholy trinity tribunal of women Nóra Mary and Nance set out to determine if Micheál is really a changeling with Nance knowing the ways to test such things to prove his changeling status if he’s been “Swept Taken Carried away by the Good People” Set in an enigmatically atmospheric era brimming with conflict pain and poverty dominated by the distant Catholic Church an order out of synch with the simple lives of these people their needs their daily struggles There are occasional moments of light moments of a shared sense of purpose but this isn’t a light or happy tale I can’t say I was swept away by the Good People ie fairies or otherwise from the start but fairly early on I was regretting having to put this book down I loved aspects of this tale; the writing is sprinkled with the language the turns of phrase the expressions of Ireland The imagery the land the people I could envision it all I could feel it all and Hannah Kent’s love and compassion for this time this place and these people Pub Date 19 Sep 2017Many thanks for the ARC provided by Little Brown and Company

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The Good PeopleΚομητεία του Κέρι Ιρλανδία 1825 Συντετριμμένη από τον θάνατο του συζύγου της Μάρτιν η Νόρα βρίσκεται ολομόναχη να φροντίζει τον εγγονό της Μίχολ ένα παιδί ανήμπορο να περπατήσει και να μιλήσει Πού είναι ο υγιής ευτυχισμένος εγγονός της που γνώρισε όταν η κόρη της ήταν ακόμη ζωντανή;Η Μαίρη έρχεται να βοηθήσει τη Νόρα στο σπίτι ενώ διαδίδονται σκοτεινές ιστορίες για ανεξήγητε ‘how frightened we are of being known and yet how desperately we long for it’ and reading this story is coming to know the unknown tale of nance roche her and her small villages belief in superstition and the tragic conseuences because of it slowly building word upon word line upon line a living breathing story emerges from the pages of this book the writing is uite outstanding every word transported me straight to a rural parts of ireland during those bleak months leading into the famine where death was starting to become common the raw emotion from the characters made me feel like i was standing right beside them witnessing everything they were witnessing reading this book was a chilling but really intriguing experience and such an insightful glimpse into what was an unfortunate moment in history all those years ago and i would be remiss if i didnt mention there are a couple of somewhat descriptive highly unsettling scenes which involve the cruel treatment of a child given the historical context of the story i can understand the characters rationale for their actions but that does not make reading those scenes any easier so just a trigger warning for those wanting to stay away from scenes depicting child abuse difficult moments aside i will pretty much read anything by HK at this point she has an unparalleled talent for taking some on the most harrowing yet drastically overlooked moments in history and making them known↠ 45 stars