More Irish literature…

Mar 20

In honor of Irish-American Heritage Month (March) I am trying to reading as much Irish literature as I can. I wanted to start with a history of Ireland but not dry statistical information that will go in one eye and out the other. I wanted the story of Ireland and decided to do some searching. From what I found on many websites and reading pages the book most recommended was Frank Delaney’s “Ireland”. And so, without hesitation I picked it up and WOW! I mowed through the first 170 pages in one day… it is amazing! This man can tell a story. He writes wonderfully and the story is engaging in a way I miss. Too many books lack a good story, too many authors lack that magic with words but Frank Delaney does not! I will keep you up to date on my thoughts about this book when I finish reading it but for now I recommend you stop reading this and go to the bookstore or go to your favorite website and order it… get it on a Nook, get it on a Kindle, get it on audiobook, get it at the store, get it anywhere! Get it today. It is realllllllllly good so far!

I also chose two other Irish books. I will post a thorough review of each as I finish them.

Irish Americans: A History by Jay P. Dolan

Ireland’s Pirate Queen: The True Story of Grace O’Malley, 1530-1603 by Anne Chambers

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