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Delaney pulls out all the stops as he tips his hat to two great and all but indistinguishable Irish traditions: the theater and politics. Set in Ireland in the politically tumultuous 1930s, this rollicking tale, chockfull of Irish wit, superstition, and sentiment, features a larger-than-life cast of suitably eccentric characters.
It looked for a while like Mike Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer.
When a controversial American senator is attacked during the opening of a Donegal gold mine, Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is blamed for a lapse in security. The shooting of an illegal immigrant in Belfast the same day leads Devlin to a vicious people-smuggling ring operating in the city. Then Leon Bradley, the young environmentalist who attacked the senator, is found murdered near the site of the mine.
The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelynís magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century.
In 1952, traveling steerage, Malachy McCourt left a childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, heading for the promise of America. This is the story of what he brought with him, and what he thought he left behind.
The dead are a notoriously perverse and unmanageable lot. They tend not to be safely buried, and in fact resist all efforts at obliterating their traces” (Sante x).
In Mary Rose Callaghan’s Emigrant Dreams, the Irish narrator, Anne O’Brien, is haunted by the ghost of her grandfather, Marcus Quilligan O’Neill, who dies over ninety years earlier. She sees him as she gets off the plane at Kennedy Airport, and he continues to pop up throughout the course of the novel. Anne’s Irish-American cousin Ogie has been badgering Anne to write the biography of their grandfather.
When you read the sub-title about being overwhelmed and over-everythinged, did you feel that this book was written especially for you? It probably was. Here’s the good news. You do not have to accept a life of forever feeling frazzled, frantic and frustrated.
Osaka Heat explores the personal, religious, and cultural challenges facing an Irish-American widow, Ginger O'Neill. Ginger is forced to confront the path her life has taken as she lobbies a prestigious Japanese academy to be sister school to her own. Her three-week mission is being followed not only by her school district but by the Washington Post and the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Ginger, sole parent to her teenaged daughter, has spent the last twelve years—her widowhood—without romance; she claims there are no eligible men.
Nova Scotia. All 229 men, women and children on board perished, including Ivy Bannister's sister, Patty. Set in Dublin, New York and the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Blunt Trauma is the true story of how one family's life was ravaged by the terrible event. When Ivy Bannister switched on BBC radio from her home in Dublin the following morning, she has no idea that that the first thing she'd hear would change her life forever. An ocean away from the tragedy that claimed her sister's life, Ivy soon left her family to be with her 80-year-old mother in New York City. What follows is a poignant day-by-day account of how she coped with the tragic death of her sister, and the painful practicalities of identifying remains and disposing of possessions. Meetings with lawyers and airline officials prove difficult, as is the daunting task of clearing out Patty's apartment. Overwhelmed by a lifetime's worth of accumulated belongings and the "heartbreak of unravelling" her sister's possessions, Ivy soon realises that Patty's home was a shrine to the past and of future wishes.
So much more than an Irish family saga, or a murder mystery, THE LAKE
tells the story of Peggy Casey, young proprietress of The Angler's Rest
Bar in a small Irish village in the 1970s, and what happens when
handsome Detective Sergeant Frank Ryan is sent from Dublin to
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An institution at the "Chicago Sun-Times", his home paper for more than twenty-five years, Pulitzer Prize - winning editorial cartoonist Jack Higgins gathers for the first time in "My Kind of 'Toon, Chicago Is" approximately 250 editorial and political cartoons.
From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous priest-patriot Fr John Murphy, Ireland's rebels have come from diverse backgrounds. But they all had one thing in common: they weren't afraid to take on a powerful Establishment and claim their right to self-determination.
With his customary verve and sparkling wit, Malachy McCourt has marshaled all his forces to eliminate “that hemorrhoid in the White House, George “Wanker” Bush.”
A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home tells the story of a thirty-year search for the author's grandmother Kate’s Irish roots.
A fantasy adventure story which takes a grandfather on an adventure to St. Augustine,FLorida. There he tries to invite the famous cookie Gingerbread Man to his grandchildren's School Christmas Party. The reader and listener will be thrilled to the adventure which finds Papa climbing the walls of the ancient Castillo San Marcos, trying to catch the Gingerbread Man as he swings from the Cathedral's Bell Tower and balances on the nose of a Dolphin who comes to his rescue. Enter the adventure which takes you through the narrow centuries old streets of the oldest city in America and see how "papa" will go to any length to help his grandchilren.
A personal memoir from the family that inspired the film Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell—a father’s story of his determination to save the lives of his two youngest children born with a rare genetic disorder and finding hope, strength, and joy despite extraordinary challenges.