It’s hard not to empathise with the lovely characters of this book. I have read a lot of good reviews of A Thousand Roads Home and yet I was simply not ready for the heartbreaking story.
In A Thousand Road Home the single mother, Ruth, and her son, DJ, have never truly fitted in, but that didn’t matter, so long as they were together. When their home comes under threat, their quiet life will change forever.
DJ meets Tom, a man who ten years ago walked out of his house and never looked back. Ruth, DJ and Tom have all felt like outsiders. Burdened with grief and insecurities, they are not living their best lives. But together, these three ordinary people will do an extraordinary thing.
There is a homelessness crisis in Ireland, it’s shocking and the number of people without a roof over their head is increasing every day… Carmel Harrington’s new novel – A Thousand Roads Home, focuses on the pain of people who don’t have a place to call home.
It’s not an easy read. One way you can prepare yourself is to have a tissue near you. Everyone in the book has lost their home one way or another, but they all share the same belief that home is where the people you love are and if you have someone that you would do anything for then you can consider yourself a lucky one.
It’s my first book of Carmel Harrington but it won’t be the last. I really loved this book. I read it pretty quickly because I felt for the characters (it’s hard not to). It’s well written, sad in places but after reading it you might appreciate even more some of the everyday things that you take for granted.
I highly recommend A Thousand Roads Home and I’m looking forward to reading more books from Carmel Harrington.
About The Author
Irish Times Bestseller Carmen Harrington is from Co. Wexford, Ireland, where she lives with her husband Roger and two children, Amelia and Nate.
A Thousand Roads Home is her 7th novel.
For more information visit www.carmelharrington.com