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Publisher Description

‘Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book’ Marian Keyes

‘Beautifully moving and uplifting’ Cecelia Ahern

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…

Why readers and authors love Carmel Harrington:

‘At 72 years old I have lived a life that encompasses most of your stories and you give a lift to my soul that inspires me’ Ruth, Norwich

‘Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme’ DAILY MAIL

‘Brave and original’ Liz Nugent

‘Important, life-affirming and bursting with Carmel’s trademark warmth and hope. It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts’ Hazel Gaynor

‘Timely, moving and FULL of heart’ Catherine Ryan Howard

‘A remarkable, special, joyous book that captured my heart’ Alex Brown

‘Fearless, brave and so full of heart…Carmel has written her first number one’ Claudia Carroll

Reviews

Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace.
IRISH INDEPENDENT

A popular voice in Irish publishing, often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships, with a strong emotional overlay.
LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW

Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller … with heart, humour & hope. RTE

Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme. DAILY MAIL UK

Heartwarming humour, with tears, laughter & friendship. Immensely enjoyable.
IRISH TIMES

Will make you see life in a different way. WOMAN'S WAY

Her books are like a hug, they envelop you … clever, finely honed, they make you think & make you grateful. IRELAND AM BOOK CLUB

An uplifting, relevant must-read. IMAGE MAGAZINE

Heartwarming & emotional. IRISH COUNTRY MAGAZINE

A nuanced read, but at its heart, warm. SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

Get your tissues ready! BEST MAGAZINE

Stunning. IRISH TIMES GLOSS MAGAZINE

Touching, heart-aching, yet feel good read, full of love & humour. LOVEREADING.CO.UK

Will melt even the coldest of hearts. NOVELICIOUS

Quietly brilliant, will make you cry, laugh & cry all over again. FEMALE FIRST MAGAZINE

Heartwarming & Heartbreaking. EVENING HERALD

The lesson A Thousand Roads Home teaches you, is one that will stay in your heart a very long time. SHEMAZING MAGAZINE

One of Ireland’s most talked about female authors. THE IRISH WORLD

Carmel’s writing is exquisite and she has a real talent for making you believe that you can be extraordinary too. INDULGE ME MAGAZINE

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
October 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Emzh27 ,

Could not put down!!

I have been a massive Carmel Harrington fan for a while now and I love all of her books. Her latest book is a beautiful tale of two people and has you hooked from the first chapter. You fall in love with the characters as the story develops and I love that Ruth’s Aspergers is handled so well. If you are looking for a new author which you can read and read again, look no further!

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