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The Hill Road by Patrick O'Keeffe
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Mar 18, 2007

it was amazing
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Recommended for: Everyone
Read in January, 2006

Since I wrote the description of the book when I added it, I will let that speak for me:

This book is a considerable literary achievement and must be admired for both its formidable textuality and the richness of its stories. The book, a series of four linked novellas, is a journey through several periods in Irish history. O'Keeffe, a writer of astounding magnitude, is able to make Ireland and her people come alive with sympathetic vigor and admirable candor. It is difficult to write a book that shows the linkages of history and culture without being pretentious and without preaching, but O'Keeffe does it. This is a book of great significance.

Everyone interested in language and its importance and skillful characterization must read this book.

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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:53AM) (new)

Amanda Patrick was the writing tutor for my senior seminar last year. He's awesome. I definitely want to read this.

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