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Full title: Under the avalanche [a novel]

Creator / Author: Anne McCabe

Item Type / Page count: Book / 256p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Shackleton Publishing / [Not given]

About: The Wicklow Mountains is the backdrop to a family saga involving three generations of women. An avalanche entombs a family in an isolated dwelling on the hillside. The ghost of a newly born baby inhabits the narrative of this novel from then on. But what other secrets remain to be uncovered?

ID number(s): 9781908417107

WW Connection #1: The setting of this book is in the Wicklow Mountains, albeit in a location unidentifiable.

Extra #1: Opening line: “My grandmother was born under the avalanche, the only one ever to have happened in this valley, or indeed any valley anywhere in Ireland. It left a place of deep shadows and sadness so that even the birds didn’t sing there anymore, on the side of that lonely hill in Wicklow.”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s Facebook page.


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