Ambitious era-straddling novel suffers from an uneven hand

Ambitious era-straddling novel suffers from an uneven hand
Jacqueline O’Mahony: author brings history to life

A River in the Trees alternates between the story of Hannah O’Donovan, a 19-year-old living in west Cork during the War of Independence, and Ellen, a 38-year-old living in modern-day London who has returned to Ireland with her life quietly falling apart

Fiction: A River in the Trees, By Jacqueline O’Mahony, Riverrun, €19.55

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