A Thousand Roads Home

by Carmel Harrington

On Sale: 22/10/2018


About the Book

‘Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book' Marian Keyes

‘Beautifully moving and uplifting' Cecelia Ahern

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…

Praise for A Thousand Roads Home

‘Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace' IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme' DAILY MAIL

‘A remarkable, special joyous book that captured my heart' Alex Brown

‘Fearless, brave and so full of heart…Carmel has written her first number one' Claudia Carroll

Featured in Eason's Top Ten Favourite Book Poll 2018

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008276584
  • ISBN 10: 0008276587
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - GB
  • On Sale: 22/10/2018
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / General


Carmel Harrington is an exciting voice in women's fiction - twice shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards, she has the potential to fill the Maeve Binchy slot with her warm, moving and deeply felt novels about family life. She's extremely well connected in the Irish literary world. She chairs the Wexford Literary Festival and is on the panel of TV3's Elaine Show. Carmel has a strong base in Ireland but her voice captures readers' hearts all over the world and we'd now like to grow her in the UK and in Australia as well as accelerating growth in Ireland. Her stories are heart-warming, deeply emotional, and deal with some dark themes but are always ultimately uplifting.

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My Pear-Shaped Life

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A Thousand Roads Home

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The Woman at 72 Derry Lane

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