This Must Be the Place Setting

Maggie O'Farrell
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Donegal

Donegal is the northwesternmost county in Ireland. It is the home of Daniel, Claudette, and their children, and serves to be one of the primary settings of the novel. Claudette first moves to Donegal because it is sparsely populated, and because it features a valley near the coast that is even more isolated, sparsely populated, and rural, ensuring her own anonymity and a quiet life she can live as she sees fit. She wants to live freely without being in the public eye, and Donegal is the perfect place for her to do so. Her family comes to love Donegal as well, with Daniel being so in love with Claudette and the place that he is willing to travel great distances to work, just for the sake of Claudette and his love of the land. Donegal also serves to be the location of the title of the novel...

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