An uplifting and inspiring novel from
the Irish Times bestseller
Warm, powerful and unforgettable, Irish Times best-selling author
Carmel Harrington’s new novel is about second chances,
friendship and unlikely heroes.
Where is home? Wherever the people you love are.
Single mother, Ruth, and her son, DJ, have never truly fitted in, but that’s never mattered, so long as they were together.
When their home in Dublin comes under threat, their quiet life changes forever but not in the way they imagined.
DJ meets Tom, a man who ten years ago walked out of his house and never looked back.
Ruth, DJ and Tom have all felt like outsiders. Burdened with grief and insecurities, they are not living their best lives.
But together, these three ordinary people will do an extraordinary thing.
Everyone has felt like an outsider at some point in their lives.
This is the book that will make you feel you belong.
Praise for A Thousand Roads Home
I read it. I LOVE it! It makes an important point powerfully but subtly. Warm, uplifting and important…a very VERY special book.
This brave and original novel highlights life lived by the most vulnerable on the margins of society. It is both heartwarming, heartbreaking and thoroughly enjoyable.
A weepy but important read.
The lesson A Thousand Roads Home teaches you, is one that will stay in your heart a very long time.
Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, a cracking pace. Every TD in the country should be strapped into a chair and forced to read it.
Carmel weaves a story that makes you think twice about what you have. I can’t explain how beautiful this book is, I read it in one sitting and had tears running down my face.
An uplifting, relevant must-read.
I was bewitched and bedazzled by the characters! A read that can make a difference.
Between My Lines
I am utterly STUNNED by this book! Just wow. It’s fearless, brave, compassionate and so full of heart, I finished it, then wanted to go back to the beginning to start over again. My heart has been broken a thousand times and I’ve felt so uplifted by your words a thousand times more. It’s a stunning read. This for me is the Book of the Year! Ruth and DJ have my heart in their hands.
Her books are like a hug, they envelop you. Her books are clever, finely honed … they make you think, make you grateful.
Ireland AM Book Club with Aine Toner
Sometimes a book comes along at exactly the right time to shine a spotlight on an issue everyone is talking about. Important, life-affirming and bursting with Carmel’s trademark warmth and hope, A Thousand Roads Home will make you think about things you take for granted. It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts.
Timely, moving and FULL of heart. I think this is a novel that’s going to resonate with a lot of readers.
Catherine Ryan Howard
Finished this last night and can’t stop thinking about it. I even dreamt about it. What a remarkable, special, joyous book. It captured my heart.
Finally got to read this beautiful, moving book. Carmel Harrington is one talented lady!
Without a shadow of a doubt, my book of the year and nothing will come close before the year is out….simply outstanding.
Book Reviews for U
I loved this book!
I loved it. Heartbreaking and will make you appreciate some of the everyday things in life that you take for granted.
This book highlights homelessness and what it means in 2018, how ordinary people like me and you can end up homeless. A book that’s for women, men and in fact anyone that loves a brilliant and memorable story.
Paul Dunphy, Self Starter Magazine
A Thousand Roads Home touches on a subject that is an open wound in today’s society. Carmel Harrington has produced another tear jerker which hooks the reader from its opening pages and churns them around in a spin cycle of emotion.
I am blown away. I want Ruth to be my friend and Tom is incredible. This must have been difficult to write, but wow, I couldn’t put it down. Never judge a book by its cover or a person by their appearance. We would all be poorer if we didn’t let people like Ruth, Tom, Ava, Aisling, Kian, DJ even Erica into our lives.
…a warm, powerful and unforgettable novel about friendships, family and unlikely heroes … Carmel’s writing is exquisite and she has a real talent for making you believe that you can be extraordinary too.
I loved this compelling story, which has so much heart and soul. This is essentially a story about kindness and empathy, with the message of how we should all stand up for the underdog. Powerful and emotional.
A book that will make you stop and think, it will bring a tear to your eye and a gentle smile to your face. A heartwarming read.
Swirl and Thread.