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Book Review: A Parachute in the Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary

Title: A Parachute in the Lime Tree Author: Annemarie Neary Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: The History Press Ireland Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the author First line: Oskar had never been afraid of falling. Goodreads … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; and The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

March was the month of the read-along for me: I hosted one, and participated in two others. Because I’ve written about and discussed these books to death, I decided to resort to mini-reviews to wrap things up. Title: Cloud Atlas … Continue reading

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Final read-along discussion: The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

Welcome to our final read-along discussion of The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. If you’re following our schedule, you should have finished the book. (You can read our previous discussions here: part one, part two, and part three.) Spoiler alert: … Continue reading

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Read-along Discussion: The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey, part two

Welcome to our second read-along discussion of The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. If you’re following our schedule, you should have read the first four sections of the book, and be finished with the section titled “Insurrection, 1919-1920.” Spoiler alert: … Continue reading

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Read-along Discussion: The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey, part one

Welcome to our first read-along discussion of The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. If you’re following our schedule, you should have read the first two sections of the book: “Glenlea, County Armagh, 1905″ and “Queensbrook Linen Mill, 1913.” Spoiler alert: … Continue reading

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March Read-along Schedule and Sign-ups: The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

March is just around the corner, and with it comes time for our Irish fiction read-along. When the votes were all tallied, The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey was the clear winner. I’ve broken the book up into four sections. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney

Title: The Last Storyteller Author: Frank Delaney Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Random House Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: He comes back to my mind when I smell wood smoke. The Last … Continue reading

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Free e-books introduce author Frank Delaney’s “Storytellers” project

I am an unabashedly adoring and devoted reader and fan of Irish author Frank Delaney. I recently read and reviewed his novel Tipperary, and I am currently enjoying The Last Storyteller, the last book in his Venetia Kelly trilogy. Delaney … Continue reading

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