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In the eighteenth century, on discovering her husband has been murdered, an Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament that reaches across centuries to the young Doireann Ní Ghríofa, whose fascination with it is later rekindled when she narrowly avoids fatal tragedy in her own life and becomes obsessed with learning everything she can about the poem Peter Levi has famously called "the greatest poem written...
Boyds Mills Press
High in the canopy of the rain forest, a sloth spends her days and nights, camouflaged from predators. She moves very little. You might not spot her because she has a secret life. Follow her as she swims and climbs, looks for food, escapes a harpy eagle, and gives birth to her son...caring for him until the day when she will leave him to live a secret life of his own.
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