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Mary Costello's acclaimed debut - which has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award - traces the arc of a quiet woman's life: from Tess Lohan's childhood in 1940s rural Ireland through to her emigration to America and a career as a nurse in New York.

Carrying the sorrow for her loss deep within her, Tess returns to visit her family in Ireland - her first trip back since she left in 1962.

Read by Niamh Cusack

Written by Mary Costello

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.