Irish Americans


Maine
The Kitchen House
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
At Weddings and Wakes
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Captains and the Kings
Gone to Amerikay
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
'Tis (Frank McCourt, #2)
Someone
Black Irish (Abbie Kearney, #1)
After This
The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob
Water Street
The Girl Who Came Home


My affliction decided to join us, forcing me to push my toes on the floor as though I were trying to eject myself from the chair. I prayed she didn’t notice what the affliction was making me do. I half expected to be eaten alive or murdered and buried out back in the school yard. “I’m not afraid of you, ya know,” I said, although I was terrified of her. The words hurt her, but that wasn’t my intent. She turned her face and looked out the window into North Cliff Street. She knew what her face and ...more
John William Tuohy, No time to say goodbye: memoirs of a life n foster care

Explaining the Jews in a Catholic school when you’re Irish is like having to explain your country’s foreign policy while on a vacation in France. You don’t know what you’re talking about and no matter what you say, they’re not going to like it anyway.
John William Tuohy, No time to say goodbye: memoirs of a life n foster care

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