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Grace After Henry – Eithne Shortall (2018)


Grace’s boyfriend, Henry, dies in a cycling accident and in the weeks after his death, she thinks she sees him around the place. Then a handyman comes to her door who looks exactly like Henry. How is that even possible?
This is a touching story of a woman grieving after the loss of her partner and it is best to go into it not knowing much about the plot. With its cast of characters ranging from her cemetery pals to her nosy elderly neighbour Betty, it’s an emotional, heartwarming tale that will possibly surprise you. 7/10


Grace After Henry, by Eithne Shortall, is a story about love, loss and moving on. The summary says: "Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. At her counselling group, on the street, at the graveyard.
She doesn't really, of course, because Henry is dead. He died six months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can't decide if she's hallucinating or has suddenly developed psychic powers.
Grace isn't going mad - the man in front of her is not Henry at all, but someone else who looks uncannily like him. The hole in Grace's heart grows ever larger.
Grace becomes captivated by this stranger, Andy - to her, he is Henry, and yet he is not. Reminded of everything she once had, can Grace recreate that lost love with Andy, resurrecting Henry in the process, or does loving Andy mean letting go of Henry?" Grace After Henry is out in May 2018.



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