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The Bird Woman: A Novel
by Kerry Hardie
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316076236, Hardcover)Ellen McKinnon's clairvoyant experiences damage her mental and physical health. She must face and assimilate an unwanted but unavoidable family secret, experiencing a revelation that turns her life around in this insightful look at the rift between mysticism and rationalism.
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"Ellen McKinnon sees things. She's managed to keep her unsettling visions to herself, but a recent experience that predicted the death of someone close to her has left both her marriage and her health teetering on the edge of total destruction. When she meets Liam, a sculptor from the south of Ireland, she thinks she has finally found an escape from the images that haunt her." "So she flees with Liam to his countryside home, and with her new love comes new hope that she can suppress the strange powers developing within her. But Ellen, once so strong, is no match for the forces that seem to be taking over her entire being, and soon her "Seeings" mutate into an ability to heal. She fiercely guards her secret, but rumors quickly swirl around her community, and soon the infirm seek her out from far and wide for comfort and cure.""Ellen's struggles to honor her gift, to save her marriage, and to make a life that is both honorable and uplifting form the core of this story."--BOOK JACKET.
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