Amy Harmon Writing Styles in What the Wind Knows

Amy Harmon
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Point of View

The novel is written in first-person from the limited perspective of Anne Gallagher, granddaughter of Eoin Gallagher. Anne's limited perspective means the reader is not aware of everything other characters are thinking and feeling, but there are a few exceptions to that. Thomas's journal entries provide one exception. Thomas writes regularly in journals, and Eoin gives Anne one of them. Others are kept at Garvagh Glebe, the estate in Ireland where Thomas and Eoin live until Eoin leaves for America and Thomas travels in time. This is also where Anne decides to make her home after she returns to 2001. The journals provide a look into Thomas's thoughts and feelings in a way that would otherwise not exist. He talks about his feelings upon finding Declan's body and of his love for Eoin. The journal entries also provide some information that the reader would otherwise not...

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