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by Hardie Kerry

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Author: Hardie Kerry
ISBN: 0007232764
ISBN13: 978-0007232765
Language: English
Publisher: Harper (2006)
Pages: 384
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The story line is somewhat passive as Kerry Hardie concentrates on insuring the audience understands what makes Ellen tick.

The story line is somewhat passive as Kerry Hardie concentrates on insuring the audience understands what makes Ellen tick. The support cast augments the full understanding of a somewhat reticent outsider with divided loyalties trying to find where she fits in. Harriet Klausner.

The Bird Woman: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Hardie weaves Ellen's tale in a lyrical voice true to the Irish people.

The protagonist of Kerry Hardie's The Bird Woman is struggling with some walloping identity crises. Ellen, a Protestant from Northern Ireland, almost has a nervous breakdown because she is so troubled by her premonitions

The protagonist of Kerry Hardie's The Bird Woman is struggling with some walloping identity crises. Ellen, a Protestant from Northern Ireland, almost has a nervous breakdown because she is so troubled by her premonitions. She's also in an unhappy marriage and feels unaccepted by her distant family. Acting on impulse, she runs away to the south with Liam, a Catholic sculptor who lives in the country. Eventually, her husband dies in a motor accident, and she and Liam marry and have a family. Over t The protagonist of Kerry Hardie's The Bird Woman is struggling with some walloping.

Coins, with notes wrapped around them, pushed in at the back of the step or set out on the windowsill rong it was closer to fear

Coins, with notes wrapped around them, pushed in at the back of the step or set out on the windowsill rong it was closer to fear. The first time it happened I picked up the notes and carried them out to the workshop between my thumb and my index finger. A dead rat I had by its tail. I won’t take payment, I told Liam. I won’t do it at all if they’re going to try to pay m. .He set down his chisel.

Kerry Hardie is an award-winning Irish poet and novelist. Kerry Hardie was born in Singapore in 1951, and lived in Bangor, County Down and was educated in the University of York. Today she is married to Seán Hardie a writer and TV executive and living in Kilkenny. She worked for the BBC Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She has won a wide number of poetry awards and scholarships and residencies have taken her to countries including Australia, France and China.

Liam told us he was a sculptor, and your woman Noreen was a potter from Cork and something called the Crafts Council of Ireland was organising a group exhibition in the North in November. They were up here in Belfast, he said, to look at the space. No one was listening; none of us cared.

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Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern.

Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern Ireland with her Catholic husband. Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern Ireland with her Catholic husband. College student Ellen, daughter of a no-nonsense teacher, marries a conventional, working-class Protestant boy from Belfast.

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Mightsinger
Residing in Ireland, thirty-six years old Ellen McKinnon begins her trek home to Derry, North Ireland to say her goodbyes to her dying mother. She thinks back to her past when her first late husband physically and mentally abused her; she dreams of her stillborn child; her time in a Belfast mental asylum because she foolishly mentioned her clairvoyance visions; and finally when she first met Liam, her current spouse, who has encouraged her to be all that she can be.

A sculptor Liam and their friend the former nun Catherine coaxed Ellen to share her gift with those ailing. She began to become involved in her community. Before long as her reputation grew, Ellen tried to tear down the mental loathing that divides Northerners from Southerners as she sought a sense of belonging to her spouse, her birth nation, her adopted country, and her heritage.

THE BIRD WOMAN is a poignant character study focusing on a woman searching for a sense of purpose and place that she can call home. The story line is somewhat passive as Kerry Hardie concentrates on insuring the audience understands what makes Ellen tick. The support cast augments the full understanding of a somewhat reticent outsider with divided loyalties trying to find where she fits in.

Harriet Klausner
Llallayue
I'm torn. I enjoyed the book, even if I found it a tad too wordy at times, not to mention a tad too abstract. The main character of Ellen, left me baffled and frustrated from beginning to end. Her emotional distress was deep as the lakes of Killarny. Unlike those crystal lakes, the root of her distress was NOT crystal clear. Her problems went far beyond the inability to accept her healing hands; in fact, it seemed to begin in the womb, or at least at her mother's knee. Granted her mother was not the most nurturing or loving of women, but there were no concrete instances penned by the author to make you say...."AH! There's the problem!". Kerry Hardie seems to have a penchant for authoring disturbed and disturbing main characters...check out her previous novel. Ellen's angst notwithstanding, I don't think you'll regret reading this novel.
Rko
Ellen McKinnon has a talent that some would consider a gift; but for her, it's a curse. It started with a terrifying premonition that nearly destroyed her. Her unsupportive husband preferred to have her committed to an institution than deal with the fears that surrounded her vision of a bombing.

When Ellen meets a Southern Irish sculptor in Belfast, her world begins to shift in another direction. Where Ellen's husband is brash and unsympathetic, Liam is gentle and understanding. He accepts her differences in a way she is unused to between the Northern and Southern Irish. She's a Presbyterian, and he's a Catholic. Even though they are largely non-practicing in their religions, the long-running strife makes it difficult to get beyond their bias, yet Ellen feels drawn to Liam.

In Southern Ireland with Liam, Ellen comes into the power of healing, despite her unwillingness to embrace it. As word of her talent spreads, she is beset by people wishing to have her healing touch. Eventually, it becomes part of her, Liam's, and their children's lives. As she comes to terms with her roles as wife, mother, and healer, Ellen learns to accept who she is. But the journey is not complete. A sudden call from her long-estranged family will open doors she prefers to keep locked. If she hopes to find her own healing, she will have to return to Northern Ireland--the home she left far behind.

Hardie weaves Ellen's tale in a lyrical voice true to the Irish people. Sometimes poetic, sometimes harsh, the narrative is reminiscent of an old friend sharing a difficult story over a pot of tea. With her characteristically direct tongue, Ellen shares her memories as though the reader is sitting with her at a table--from the beginning, but with the perspective and awareness she possesses today.

Hardie embodies not only the clash of Northern and Southern Irish beliefs and cultures, but also the changing atmosphere from the economically depressed people of the late eighties and early nineties, to the blooming economy of today. New ideas and trends struggle for definition beside the old. Ellen's healing abilities fly in the face of medical science, yet there remains a place for her talents.

Ultimately, though, the story is undoubtedly Ellen's. The rest, while fascinating, is the backdrop to her experience in the many roles of a woman who moved into a new setting that, while only a few hours away from where she was born, is worlds away from what she knows. This is a rich tale of love, loss, fear, anger, betrayal, and hope. It will not be forgotten.

Reviewed by Christina Wantz Fixemer

8/27/2006

4½-BOOKS for WUAT; 5-STARS for Amazon
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