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*****= An all-time favorite
= Above average
= Good, with reservations
****For the Love of Ireland
A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers
edited by Susan Cahill
Reviewed August 2001.
A Sonderbooks' Best Book
Ballantine Books, 2001.
Available at Sembach Library.
If you are at all interested in Ireland, my
entire trip was enriched by this book. It is divided by regions
of Ireland. She takes excerpts from Irish literature written
about or set in certain places in Ireland. Then she tells the
reader where to find the places mentioned.
Of course, coupled with actually visiting many of
the areas mentioned, I felt I got a deeper feeling for Ireland
than I could have any other way. It was fun to look for some
of the authors in the bookstores. I especially liked the pieces
by some of the women such as Dervla Murphy and Mary Lavin.
Even if you don’t get the privilege of visiting Ireland, it’s a lovely
taste of Irish writing, and has a wide variety of authors and styles.
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