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I'll Know It When I See It: A Daughter's Search for Home in Ireland Paperback – Bargain Price, December 9, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
And if that were not enough, you can also hear the words. The dialogue on every page lends itself to be read aloud. And part of the joy of this book is ?hearing? Ms. Carey as you read about each event and leg of her journey. We all remember the events of our past with varying degrees of honesty and clarity. Ms. Carey takes a critical look at the milestones of her life?through the eyes of someone who has made the journey home with awe and affection.
For everyone who loves words, stories and laughter?this is a must read!
2 seperate books. Life on Broadway and Life on the Emerald Isle.
I would love Ms. Carey expand on both in future books....
A great read!!
Alice's salvation resides in her mother, "mammie," whom she adored and who adored her. By the author's literary skill, mammie comes alive and endearing. One example is the episode where she and her mother attended the Broadway opening of "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin, -a tale told with vivid detail. In her account of her ambivalent search for her roots in Ireland, I very much appreciated the account of her and her husband's finding and rehabilitating the Protestant mansion and rescuing the Catholic cottage from the cows near Bantry where they settled before tackling the manor house. That tale of renovation and acclimation would be a fitting sequel. Perhaps Alice Carey will treat us to that tale. A delicious read that ended all too soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful imagery of Ireland then and now, as well as absolutely magnificent writing, but it seemed to be half Carey's journey to Ireland and half a name dropping of famous people... Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by Bookish Witch
I found this to be an engaging read, a well constructed presentation with minimal "low" points. I would heartily recommend it to anyone.Published on May 14, 2011 by J. Coffey
Interesting story of a woman who is first generation American, with parents who came from Ireland. Her mother works for a theatrical producer, so the author gets involved in the... Read morePublished on February 29, 2008 by Hearth
Alice Carey read at the West Side YMCA's Writer's Voice on February 18, 2005. This is from my introduction to the event. Read morePublished on February 1, 2007 by Glenn Raucher
There's something about restoring a house that makes people want to write a book. Perhaps it's the epic nature of their undertaking and the growth they experience in the process. Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by Virginia Allain