A Keeper

By Graham Norton

** Publication Date 13 August 2019 **

I’ve loved Graham Norton’s talk show for years. He’s such an interesting character and funny too. What I never expected was that he would be a brilliant novelist. In fact, I didn’t even realize it was the same Graham Norton when I started this book. What a surprise!

A Keeper follows the lives of Elizabeth and her mother. Elizabeth is a divorced single mom raising her son in NYC. She returns home to Ireland to sort her mother’s affairs after her passing. The old house is just as she remembers, but while there, she stumbles upon some letters that her mother had tucked away in a box in the closet. Elizabeth was raised believing her father had passed away very young, which is why she was raised by a single mother. Could the letters be a clue to the truth about her past? 

The novel jumps back and forth between Elizabeth’s current situation and her mother’s past. Each chapter reveals just a small portion of the story in a perfectly woven fashion. Surprises abound, along with a good dose of humor. I truly enjoyed this one. I would recommend over and over again. 

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