Nothing but Blue Sky

Kathleen Macmahon

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.

Touching and enthralling - Sunday Times

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 novel ... elegant, 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

Heart-rending ... a tender and beautiful [love story] ... MacMahon's words ring with the honesty of truth, offering genuine insight into the human condition. -  Business Post

A tender dissection of marriage.  -  Independent

A beautifully written and powerful tale. - Woman & Home

Gentle and triumphant, MacMahon offers us a novel steeped in beautiful prose and poignant tenderness - Anne Griffin

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.

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