Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny's own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.
"Mary O'Hara is 12 years, 4 months old- and looking forward to being a teen.
Mary is a cheeky girl more often than not- but calls it being honest.
Mary lives in Dublin with her parents and 2 older brothers.
Mary's best friend moved away yesterday.
Mary wants to be a world-famous chef.
But none of those facts matter when Granny Emer is in the hospital, dying. Mary very much loves her Granny.
You know who else loves Granny?
Well, Mary's mammy Scarlett does, of course- and also her great grandmother Tansey. Yes, Granny Emer's own mother, who died when Emer was just 3 years old. Tansey returns in ghost form to comfort Emer, and reassure her that dying is nothing to be frightened of. To do that she reveals herself to Mary first. This amazing foursome shares an evening of love, tears and laughter that will never be forgotten.
A loving book about strong family ties, with greyhounds woven in and out throughout. I can't rave enough about it. Just fantastic. I loved it!"