Four Letters of Love

Four Letters of Love

Book - 1998
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Grand Central Pub
A tale of destiny, acceptance, & the tragedies & miracles of everyday life.

Baker & Taylor
The intriguing story of how Nicholas Coughlan's father and Isabel Gore's deaf-mute brother meet on an island off the West Coast intertwines with the love affair that ignites between Nicholas and Isabel. Reprint.

Hachette Book Group
A tale of destiny, acceptance, & the tragedies & miracles of everyday life.

& Taylor

William Coughlan leaves his family to paint pictures at God's command, disappearing into western Ireland, where he meets a young woman grieving over her afflicted brother

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1998.
ISBN: 9780446674935
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 19, 2014

Unique story. Beautiful writer.

melwyk May 01, 2012

Here's the storyline: Isabel and Nicholas live separate lives in Ireland. Nicholas is an only child whose dysfunctional family includes a father who thinks he is called by God to wander the countrysides and paint and a mother who locks herself in her room once her husband disappears. Isabel is an Island girl, a clever one, and heads to school on the mainland once she outgrows the small island school run by her father. Their two stories run parallel and then finally meet as Nicholas decides to reclaim his father's one painting still known to be in existence, a painting that was given as a prize in a poetry contest that had been won by Isabel's father.

If you like dreamy, meandering Irish novels with eccentric characters you might like this. It all felt a little too suffocating for me. It just wasn't the book for me at this time. Everyone else -- and I mean everyone -- seems to love it, so don't trust my opinion... you'll have to try this one for yourself and see what you think.


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