Orla has found her voice here: an exposé – the journey of a soul, woven with mysticism, nature, and a love of life, and life with a capital ‘L’. In spite of Mary’s privations, this is a story to run, skip and jump your way through. It is by turns gritty and grounded, hopeful and optimistic and joyful. The writing has a lyrical quality but it does not dress up the harsh realities or privations in poetry or symbolism; Mary and Angel are carved out of real life and experience. This may not be the sort of book you would normally read, but give it a go. Orla’s story will touch you. It may even change you.
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