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A Thousand Moons

Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
Series: The Days Without End Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live.

From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End.

Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of her unlikely family unit, in the aftermath of the Civil War, is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand. Told in Sebastian Barry's rare and masterly prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman's journey, of her determination to write her own future and of the enduring human capacity for love.

©2018 Sebastian Barry (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Nobody writes like, nobody takes lyrical risks like, nobody pushes the language, and the heart, and the two together, quite like Sebastian Barry does.” (Ali Smith) 

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One long poem<br />

A beautiful lyrical story read with beauty and grace, the characters come to life and take the listener with them.

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  • J N Orr
  • 06-06-2020

A strong and meaningful story

Sebastian Barry is the master of telling a story in the local accent- from Annie Dunn to The Secret Scripture, the voice in your head is an Irish one- so I was saddened that the narrator’s voice irritated me so much, even though it was probably accurate to the American location. Even so, this is clearly Barry’s usual high standard and includes his trade mark linking of characters from his other books: in this case, Eneas McNulty, the whereabouts of whom can be discover in his brilliant book of that name.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2020

Story with a difference

Beautifully written and superbly narrated. A time in American history I knew nothing about .

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  • G. S.
  • 13-05-2020

Disappointing!

I found this 2nd novel in the series to be a pail shadow of the first.

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  • Keith
  • 25-04-2020

Beautiful

A beautiful conclusion to Thomas, John and Winona’s stories. If you are like me and found Days Without End to be among the finest novels of this or any other century, then you will be delighted to return to their story and follow them onwards.

This novel is quite different to Days, a quieter, internal story of Winona at young adulthood across a short period of time. Once again Barry is lyrical and poetic, the prose gorgeous. Winona is lovely and so is her story.