The Gingerbread Woman

The Gingerbread Woman

by JenniferJohnston (Author)

Synopsis

On a rainy afternoon on Killiney Hill, a man out walking without his overcoat happens upon a woman gazing out into Dublin Bay, standing perilously close to the edge. From this chance encounter develops a remarkable friendship which will enable each to face afresh their very different, damaged pasts, and look towards the future.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Published: 07 Sep 2000

ISBN 10: 0747221375
ISBN 13: 9780747221371

Media Reviews
The richness of themes here is as delicious as Mrs Barry's baking: the primary importance of self-esteem and the way this depends on developing a general kindliness to oneself as well as others; the vast opportunities for healing thrown up by simple pleasures, not least laughter. THE GINGERBREAD WOMAN is Johnston at her observant, compelling best - Image magazine

Despite its desolate background it is both entertaining and uplifting... The book has a musical feel and makes a poignant symphony of its themes of love and grief - Clare Boylan, Sunday Express

A beautifully-paced novel of solitariness... This is a book to steal for your friends and re-read your own copy for pleasure - Glasgow Herald

With Jennifer Johnston, even the worst suffering is redeemed by wit, good humour and a sense of fun... If you have already discovered [her], you will enjoy THE GINGERBREAD WOMAN. If you haven't, then this is a good place to start - Daily Mail
Author Bio
Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any generation. Her many awards include the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST) and the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS). She has also been shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.