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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage? 

David thought so. But when his wife, Mary Rose, dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their 20 years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn't noticed. Or had chosen not to. 

Figuring out who Mary Rose really was and the secrets that she kept - some of these hidden in plain sight - makes David wonder if he really knew her. Did he even know himself? 

Nothing but Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage - a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart. 

©2020 Kathleen MacMahon (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Beautifully crafted

A gentle & thought provoking story of love, grief & life. Wonderfully narrated throughout.
I marvel at the warmth & depth of irish authors & Kathleen MacMahon lived up to my hopes with this book.
The characters are real and absorbing. The human experience so real. I really enjoyed this audio. Thank you

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Exquisite

Oh my goodness such a beautifully written and sensitively narrated book. I wholly recommend it.

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Best audio book ever

I’ve listened to more than a hundred audio books and this is the first review I’ve written. I was moved by the most beautiful story and wonderful narration. Wonderful.

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Stellar Storytelling

So compelling. Will miss every character. Uniquely relatable. Marie Rose would be happy with the denouement I think. More McMahon please.

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A beautiful book

I loved this audible book about marriage, bereavement, childlessness and the effects on us of our childhood experiences. Slow moving and funny at times but compelling. Excellent narration.

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Slow going

This book is ok, slow going but not bad. It really threw me that around chapter 18 the readers voice totally changes... felt it hard to concentrate on anything other than this!

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A great listen

A story of painted feathers on a blue sky.
We can all look at people and see there lives as we think they are, but we can never see there hearts, love and loss.
"let grief be a fallen leaf"

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So very sad and real.

I only faintly recommend a “warning” to potential listeners who may be triggered by events in this novel..but then we seasoned readers have some idea what we might be up against in a story.
The melancholy realism that this writing evokes is so well constructed. Back and forth the writer’s memory takes us through the punishing truths of a particular group of people.
I was moved by the detailed authenticity. From irritations to major catastrophe, all readers may catch a glimpse of what they have been a part of, or so very, very luckily missed out on…and therein lies a huge difference.