Friday, June 3, 2016

The Little Red Chairs

Home. Edna O’Brien is up to nothing but good in her novel titled, The Little Red Chairs. Set in the small Irish town of Cloonoila, protagonist Fidelma McBride’s life becomes disrupted after the arrival of a stranger, Dr. Vladimir Dragan. Dragan turns out to be a person quite different from the one he appears to be. Out of Fidelma’s longing comes trauma. From Dragan’s violence comes justice. From her pain comes a search for redemption. O’Brien’s prose is lyrical. Her characters are complex and fully developed. Her insight into human nature is complete and unfaltering in both darkness and light. Fidelma’s longing for home may break your heart. This novel is great writing from a great writer. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Little Red Chairs from

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