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‘All We Shall Know’ by Donal Ryan: Book Review

Melody Shee is pregnant, but her husband Pat is not the father. Martin Toppy, the son of a famous traveller, and a student of Melody's, is the father. Pat doesn't take it well when she tells him, and she's left on her own to figure out how to go forward.

Trying to manoeuvre her way through small town talk and an uncertain future, she is thankful when she meets Mary Crothery, a traveller who is able to see Melody in a way no one has seen her before. Together the two of them navigate through the storm that is their lives, hoping to make it through to the other side as unscathed as possible.