A History of Running Away by Paula McGrath


Check out the book, A history of Running Away, by Paula McGrath, as reviewed on Linda’s Book Bag blog

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A history of running away

I am indebted to Ruby Mitchell at Hodder for an advanced reader copy of A History of Running Away by Paula McGrath in return for an honest review.

A History of Running Away will be published in e-book and hardback by John Murray on 15th June 2017 and is available for purchase here.

A History of Running Away

A history of running away

In 1982 Jasmine wants to box, but in 1980s Ireland boxing is illegal for girls.

In 2012 a gynaecologist agonises about a job offer which would mean escape from the increasingly fraught atmosphere of her Dublin hospital. But what about her mother, stuck in a nursing home?

And in Maryland Ali, whose mother has recently died, hooks up with a biker gang to escape from grandparents she didn’t know she had.

Gradually revealing the unexpected connections between the three women, A History of Running Away is a brilliantly written novel about…

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