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Cara Gayle

Geraldine O'Neill

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An enchanting story of life and love in 1960s Ireland and beyond, from one of the best saga writers around.

Cara Gayle is one of life's pleasers. A young, country school-teacher in 1960s Ireland, she spends her life looking after her philandering husband and her pious mother.

When her husband's latest infidelity is revealed, Cara decides it's time to do something for herself. Offered the chance to escape for a few weeks at a family wedding in New York, she's only too keen to accept.

There she meets Jameson Carroll, a reclusive artist, and Cara embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime passionate affair. Yet in the background, her return to Ireland looms. Can Cara find the courage, at long last, to finally please herself

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Geraldine O'Neill

Geraldine O'Neill is the author of the Tara Flynn trilogy, set in 1950s Ireland. She was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and has lived in County Offaly, Ireland, since 1991. Formerly a schoolteacher in Ireland and UK, she now writes full time. She is married to Michael Brosnahan, has two adult children and has recently become a grandmother, which she loves.

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