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A Lucky Irish Lad by Kevin O'Hara
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Mar 04, 2010

really liked it
Recommended for: people who enjoy memoirs

What a charming book! Brings back fond memories for me as Kevin (Lucky/pinky/shirts) was born just ahead of me in the town of Ipswich where I was born. Kevin shares his experiences growing up in a large Catholic family that immigrates to the East coast in the US. Being Protestant I learned a lot about the Catholic religion as well as Irish culture. I even found myself frequently reading the book with an Irish accent in my mind! Kevin's early memoirs were filled with childhood innocence, spiritual growth, childhood pranks, and family traditions. I loved the fact that Kevin confessed his sins to the old, deaf priest when he was particularly misbehaving! He lost me a little when he described his life as a caddy as I am not a golfer but I still enjoyed it. Kevin's book made me smile and I thank him for sharing his wonderful childhood with me! Fitting that I should finish reading it on St. Patrick's day!
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message 1: by Bunnie (new)

Bunnie O'hara sounds like a delightful book jane--i will probably read it as soon as i can get it.

Jane Hi Bunnie,
I'm bringing the book to give to you in April because I know you would really like it. You don't have to give it back just pass it on to someone deserving. I wrote the author as he was born two blocks from where I was in England...we had other things in common too. He is a very gracious author and wrote me a nice email back. I plan on reading his other book "Last of the Donkey Pilgrims" when I find it. See you in April. Jane

message 3: by Bunnie (new)

Bunnie O'hara jane,

thank you i will look forward to it.see you in april.

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