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The Home Place by Brian Leyden
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it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, history, health, ireland
Read 2 times. Last read July 25, 2013.

Brian Leyden shares a difficult time in his life when his mom's twin sister was diagnosed with bone cancer. Intertwined in this loving tale of a family that comes together from the Irish diaspora at the family home, are tales of growing up. He shares details about farm life and miners. He tells of the difficult times when the Irish turn to political action because of economic pressures--closure of the mines, the potato blight, the buyout of small farms. He paints a changing portrait of Ireland that improves with technology--electrical systems, phones, hospitals, dances. His sense of humor shows in the many tales exchanged by the locals about ghosts and people and behavior and beer.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Kindle Edition)
Started Reading
July 25, 2013 – Shelved
July 25, 2013 – Shelved as: memoir
July 25, 2013 – Shelved as: history
July 25, 2013 – Shelved as: health
July 25, 2013 – Finished Reading
October 2, 2013 – Shelved as: ireland
September 23, 2017 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)

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