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Wearing O’ the Green

Check out these books, currently available to request right now! These come highly recommended by Team Blarney O’PBS.

Memoir.. A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory. Growing up on the rough-and-tumble streets of New York City in the 1940s and ’50s, Dennis Smith was a “tenement kid,” dirt-poor, Irish-Catholic, and missing a father.  He was told that his father had a disability which required him to stay in a hospital and have no visitors. By his early teens, Smith had become an angry rebel… Just as his life was about to spin out of control, he learned the truth behind his father’s absence.  This lyrical remembrance by a bestselling author is a powerful odyssey of one young man coming of age in a confusing and sometimes hostile world.
Historical Fiction 1921 : The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War. Morgan Llywelyn, the acclaimed historical writer, brings the story of the Irish War of Independence and the heartbreaking civil war that followed to life. Henry Mooney, a newspaper reporter, struggles with his passion for a Protestant Anglo-Irish woman, and as he reports the events in the political battle for independence, he comes to realize that the Irish struggle for freedom will leave no life untouched–and no Irish citizen with a dry eye or an untroubled heart.
Humor … How to Be Irish  (Even if You Already Are). Of course you want to be Irish.  This handbook will tell you how to “talk, look, and act Irish” and more.  Whether you’re proudly Irish, anti-Irish, fallen-away Irish, or would-be Irish–that is to say, if you’re a living, breathing human being–How to Be Irish is for you.  Remember – Luck has nothing to do with it!
General Fiction…A Star Called Henry With his trademark sharp-edged wit and breathtaking prose, Roddy Doyle introduces Henry Smart–adventurer, IRA assassin, and lover. Narrated by its protagonist, A Star Called Henry takes us through Henry’s early years of reckless heroism and adventure…to his role as a young father and rebel. At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history A Star Called Henry is a tour de force told in a voice that is quintessentially Irish.

Paranormal Romance...Irish Magic and Irish Magic II Changelings, fairies, ancient deities, all ready to fall in love–where but in Ireland, the inspired setting for novellas that straddle the genre boundary between romance and fantasy.  Authors Morgan Llywelyn, Susan Wiggs, Roberta Gellis and Barbara Samuel.


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