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Nothing But Blue Sky

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Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon

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  • Women's Prize for Fiction longlist 2021

By Kathleen MacMahon

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Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?

David thought so. But when his wife Mary Rose dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their twenty years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn’t noticed. Or had chosen not to.

Figuring out who Mary Rose really was and the secrets that she kept – some of these hidden in plain sight – makes David wonder if he really knew her. Did he even know himself?

Nothing But Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage – a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart.

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19 Apr 2021

Chris22

Nothing But Blue Sky follows the story of David as he comes to terms with the sudden death of his wife, Mary Rose. He returns to the Spanish town that he and his wife visited every summer and in reliving their life together, he begins to see how their relationship had changed but, at the time, he simply hadn't noticed.

I enjoyed this novel. It is beautifully written and is ultimately about how well we know our partner and, also, how much of ourselves we keep hidden.

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