Choose Your Commitment Level:
Shamrock level: 4 books
Luck o’ the Irish level: 6 books
Kiss Blarney stone level: 8 books
Ceilidh level: 10+ books
My last name may be German but another part is Irish. Even though this is the most tricky of all to qualify from my already-stocked library; I can do it! My personal collection of books is that good. I can find 4 separate Irish authors, when the rules only seek a sum of 4 Irish books. I’ll take the Shamrock level folks!
You know how one family tree is less known than others? This is it. I’m absorbing a whole new flavour of literature and scouting the mysterious part of my heritage.
All I need is this post for “Carrie’s” website, reviews, and a wrap-up later. Short stories, poems, Irish characters, and Ireland setting count. They stretch my usual genres and library’s resources but I accept the challenge! I have Frank McCourt’s “Angela’s Ashes” but it seems dreary. Tune in as I attempt the following.
MARY LAVIN “Collected Stories”, 1971 (a first edition)!
GEMMA O’CONNOR “Walking On Water”, 2001
“Aches & Pains”, 1999
MAEVE BINCHY “The Lilac Bus”
MAEVE BINCHY “Dublin 4”
ANNE ENRIGHT “The Gathering”, 2007
B. LEECH, G. SADLER
“It Must Have Been McNutt”, 1974 (legend by non-Irish)
LYN HAMILTON “The Celtic Riddle” 2000 (Canadian but set in Ireland)