A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle is a small, quiet, clever book. Twelve year old Mary is facing the imminent loss of her grandmother, Emer, when the ghost of her great-grandmother, Tansey, who died when Emer was three, appears. But Tansey is not your average ghost – she is not just visible to Mary, but Mary’s mother too. And she has come to help Emer on her way. The book tells the story of four generations of women in a family coming together; a ghost from the past, an old woman, a middle-aged mother and her teenage daughter – in search of their family roots and ice cream!