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Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017
Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017
Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?

Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.

In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

Fiction & Literature
August 22
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ogmarzo ,

Great read

Excellent book. It was hard to put down. The story is told in such an interesting way with unexpected twists and turns.

knitnut1 ,

The Hearts Invisible Furies

A wonderfully written book, and finely integrated people caught in the heartbreak of intolerance and love.
Powerful and heart wrenching look at lives lived during a time of sadness and change. Great book!

Peter 14 ,


A wonderful story. Many interesting characters. Very thought provoking regarding some of the current world issues.

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