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CASTING OFF: Nicole Dickson

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CASTING OFF by Nicole Dickson, a breathtaking debut novel about love, loss, and forgiveness. On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, the fishermen’s handmade sweaters tell a story. Each one is unique; feelings are stitched into rows and memories are built into patterns. Rebecca Moray comes to the fishing village to research a book on Irish knitting. With her daughter in tow, she hopes to lose herself in the history of the island and to forget her own haunting past. Before long, the villagers’ kindness wraps Rebecca and Rowan in a world of friendship, laughter, and love. With the exception of Sean Morahan. A cantankerous old fisherman, Sean tries to scare off Rebecca. As she eventually gains his friendship, she recognizes the storm behind his angry eyes—as she’s weathered her own. In the space of a summer, these two troubled souls, who have stood on different sides of abuse, learn to release each other from their prison of regrets and begin to heal and forgive.