Book Review – In the Country of the Young by Lisa Carey

In the Country of the YoungIn the Country of the Young by Lisa Carey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved The Mermaids Singing so I was thrilled to find another book by Lisa Carey. Although this book is technically a ghost story (some elements of it felt like an Irish version of The Sixth Sense), the focus of the story was really two lost souls, (one dead, one not) finding life, healing and lost loved ones through each other. Just as she did in Mermaids, Carey weaves folklore and several generations of family history throughout the book, creating rich layers to the story, echoing and reinforcing her themes and adding dimension to her characters.

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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