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Ireland by Frank Delaney
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Jan 13, 09

Recommended to Laura by: Crystal Packard
Read in January, 2008

An old storyteller roams the countryside in 1950's Ireland telling stories in exchange for a warm bed and homecooked meal. He comes to the home of a young boy, Ronan, who is entranced by his stories, as are most of the villagers. Each story is self-contained within the framework of the novel, but together they're giving a fairly comprehensive history of ancient Ireland from the viewpoint of the larger-than-life individuals who shaped it. Also interesting is the continuing story of the boy Ronan, his sympathetic father, and his devoted aunt who gives him the love his mother denies him. A fascinating mix of history and mythology - perfect to get you in the mood for St. Patrick's Day!
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