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September Song (Family Saga #5)

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The enthralling third novel in the chronicle of the O'Malleys in the twentieth century.

The fourth of the O'Malley chronicles is narrated by the ravishing Rosemarie, dedicated wife of our intrepid and trouble-prone hero, Chucky Cronin O'Malley. Destined to be compared to the Lanny Budd novels of Upton Sinclair and the Chicago novels of James T. Farrell, September Song follo
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Published April 1st 2011 by Forge Books (first published 2001)
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Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Our hero Charles Cronin "Chucky Ducky" O'Malley is either the only "sane" one of the Crazy O'Malleys or the craziest of them all as he once again stars in this 4th of the 6-part series. His growing reputation and increasing influence with very powerful people earned him an appointment as the US Ambassador to Germany by President Kennedy shortly before the assassination. Against his better judgment, he initially remains there under President Johnson until he decides to resign in protest over John ...more
Feb 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seeing as this was my first introduction to the O'Malley family, It took me a while to piece the outer family together. I found it to be a good read. I was interested (since I'm a Catholic) as to just what the heck the Pope would do (knowing the Catholics, his reaction really wasn't a surprise) The most touching point I thought was the march in Selma. I breaks my heart to know that all these horrible events, and all that hate didn't happen very long ago. It breaks it even more to know that that ...more
Jun 24, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is sorta like the Forrest Gump movie - this family ends up being at several important places during the 1960s and 70s - MLK's march at Selma, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, the war, etc...... It was interesting, but not especially well written (hard to get into - I think I picked this up in the middle of a series of books....) and there was one glaring mistake - that 7 people died at Kent State - when it was really only 4. . . How dare he....
Ellensburg must really like this guy because there is a large section of his books. It was pretty good, you can tell it was written by a man, there was more politics than love story, and the woman is a sex fiend.
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Dec 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fourth book in the series, covers Chuck O'Malley's time as Ambassador and the Johnson Administration.
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