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Greyhound of a Girl

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.

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The great Irish author Roddy Doyle writes with amazing ease from the point of view of four generations of women. His characters are well-formed and extremely believable, and their experience of looking back at their family's heritage and feeling the imminence of Emer's death is extremely moving and relatable. The character of Tansey is particularly sweet and somewhat whimsical, and her bond with the daughter she left behind decades ago is so sweet.

Doyle is also a marvelous humor writer, and his dialogue is especially funny. Greyhound of a Girl is as charming as a book that deals with death can be, and girls especially will find it meaningful.

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