Lib, an English nurse, arrives in an Irish village in the 1850s to keep watch over Anna so as to confirm that she doesn’t eat. The child’s fast is driving the faithful on pilgrimages to her house and Lib is suspicious.
This is not only a book about the politics of religion, but blind faith and Lib is determined to get to the bottom of why Anna fasts.
How did this author keep me engrossed in her tale when most of the story is set in Anna O’Donnell’s bedroom? It’s no wonder. This book is beautifully written as well as an intriguing tale.