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Emotional Geology

Emotional Geology

Author(s): Linda Gillard

Location(s): North Uist

Era(s): Modern



Rose Leonard is on the run from her life.

Taking refuge in a remote island community, she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea. But she is haunted by her past, by memories and desires she’d hoped were long dead. Rose must decide whether she has chosen a new life or just a different kind of death. Life and love are offered by new friends, her lonely daughter and most of all Calum, a fragile younger man who has his own demons to exorcise.

But does Rose, with her tenuous hold on life and sanity, have the courage to say “Yes” to life and put her past behind her?…

EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY was shortlisted for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award, awarded to the best first novel by a UK author.

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The author clearly knows the area incredibly well, the hill walking, the scenes and brooding landscape echoed in the brooding plot. Rose is a woman who has more downs than up in her life...

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