The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies

Large Print - 2017
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Barbara's Fiction Pick, August 2017#1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorSMLFrom the beloved author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland. Boyne's most transcendent work to date will make you laugh and cry while reminding you of the redemptive power of the human spirit.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781432843335
1432843338
Branch Call Number: FIC Boyne
Characteristics: 961 pages

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Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?


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josiezon
Apr 05, 2021

By far the best book I've read this year so far! Humorous, heartbreaking, and I couldn't put it down. 5/5

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smilasnow
Feb 27, 2021

My reaction to this book is the total opposite of the previous reviewer. Perhaps being raised Roman Catholic in the 50's makes it eaasier to relate. I found it captivating. Incredibly funny at times and heartwrenching at others. A great read in my opinion.

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nancisalistean
Feb 10, 2021

I abandoned this book as I found it tedious and non engaging after reading about 20 % of it

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kellyvigurs
Jan 27, 2021

rec from hillary

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ebick
Jan 21, 2021

An absolutely gripping tale of a man coming to terms with his rather fucked up life. A Gay orphan overwhelmed by the Catholic Church, and his long time love for his best friend. I read it in 3 days.

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beaches4evr
Dec 29, 2020

Today I add my 5 stars to all the others! Yes, the best book I've read in 2020 (and I read A LOT in 2020--LOL!!!) Deserving of all the wonderful comments!! An exquisite read!

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sjanke2
Dec 15, 2020

This book has been on my TBR list longer than any other title. (It also has one of my favorite book covers of all time). After two or three attempts over the years, I finally settled into the appropriate mindset to enjoy this book. I think my problem was that I expected this epic to be like other books of its size and LGBTQ nature (read: A Little Life). Instead, I realized I was reading a humorous and gracious novel, which is rare in my reading life.

There were moments, though, that were dark and reminded me of heavier books I'd projected onto this one. The middle section took me back to the heartbreak of The Great Believers. But hilarity, ridiculousness, and to use Conner's word, melodrama, were quickly offered as a balm for our grief.

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Inner_Typewriter
Oct 12, 2020

A real gem of a novel. Brilliantly conceived and written. And a cast of unforgettable characters to boot. Cyril Avery (not a real Avery) stands shoulder to shoulder with David Copperfield. This novel gets my highest rating. I loved it.!

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Literary_Lioness
Jun 16, 2020

This book was easily one of the best books I've read this year.... The humor in the book is remarkable. You can't help but to root for Cyril the whole way through the novel!

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MegMermaid1
Feb 24, 2020

My life is now divided into my life before I read this book and my life after. It truly touched me. I will not be the same.

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