Touch of the Irish

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a read by some of Ireland’s best.  Suggested are the memoirs Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolin, tales of growing up poor and overcoming prejudice.  Roddy Doyle’s excellent Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van) observes his  Dubliners with humor and a knowing eye. All three have been made into films.  Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn looks at the small worlds of Irish villages and emigre communities.

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