The Heart of Everything has been doing its thing for nearly three months now. Thanks to all the reviewers and readers. Here’s a bit of what’s being said about it… *Cue tiny fanfares*
‘There is an emotional truth and authentic irresolution to the novel that will satisfy even the most cynical reader… The Heart of Everything deserves to be a popular hit,’ and ‘The Heart of Everything will keep you gripped until the final page,’ (the Sunday Business Post). Jim Lockhart on Arena, RTE Radio 1 also described it as a page-turner, Here I am talking to him about it (go to the listing for March 24th).
The Sunday Independent described it as ‘simple yet powerful’ and commented, ‘Beautifully yet simply written, fuelled by perceptive observations and raw honesty, this novel will delight fans of Anne Tyler and our own Maggie O’Farrell.’
‘Henrietta McKervey is brimming over with promise. She has wit, imagination, and an understanding of human beings, the hallmark of the true novelist,’ Éilís Ní Dhuibhne said in her Irish Times review. It is May’s Irish Times Book Club Choice. A series of articles and interviews are exploring different aspects of the book – thanks to Ivana Bacik, Andrea Carter, Ciara Considine, Michael Foley, Margaret Kelleher, Kathleen MacMahon, Susan McKay and others for their contributions – ending with a live podcast recording in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Thursday May 26th. (Tickets here.)
And my Mum loved it. So all good.