The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love

[a Novel]

Book - 2009
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It's dangerous . . . and that's the truth about love.

A young man shields his terrible wounds from his mother; a husband believes he can love his grief-stricken wife back to life; a young girl puts her own life on hold until her family can find their way back from blinding pain; a man surrenders to the helplessness of obsessive love.

Set in Ireland, this brilliant, intense story is about a family named O'Hara who chose to remain in the place of their loss, and the stranger from Germany who ran from his. It's about love--for another, for a country, for family--and survival, and it's remarkable.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2009.
ISBN: 9781554685448
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAR


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readtoday Dec 31, 2009

This novel opens onto the aftermath of a tragic event. The land is Ireland; it is post WW II. The German writer is both outsider and facilitator.

Josephine Hart's writing is sharp, perceptive. In her circumspect narrative, she reminds us how the states of love and loss are, at times, interchangeable.


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