Nothing But Blue Sky

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Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?

David thought so. But when his wife Mary Rose dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their twenty years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn’t noticed. Or had chosen not to.

Figuring out who Mary Rose really was and the secrets that she kept – some of these hidden in plain sight – makes David wonder if he really knew her. Did he even know himself?

Nothing But Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage – a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart.

© Kathleen MacMahon 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Critics Review

  • A poignant, gentle and astutely observed novel about marriage and the evolution of love

    Sunday Times, Novels of the Year 2020
  • A piece of perfection – a subtle, thought-provoking investigation of a marriage. It rings true. It’s the best book I’ve read all year

    Irish Examiner
  • What a beautiful novelelegant, understated, subtly powerful, and rings so perfectly true … Beautiful, poignant moments, drawn with such quiet power. And that quiet power is alive and at work on every page

    Donal Ryan
  • Insightful and deeply moving, this is a story of one man’s grief that somehow manages to hold onto its sense of humour. I loved this book

    Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • Skilfully written with a wonderful lightness of touch … An acutely observed portrait of a relationship … filled with astute observations of human behaviour

    Irish Times
  • Kathleen MacMahon’s prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful

    Sunday Independent

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