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“Riveting . . . Readers will quickly warm to [Frank] Delaney’s vividly described Ireland of the 1950s, its fully realized inhabitants, and the dynamic political and personal relationships that make for a remarkable story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A colorful, leisurely tale, with dark moments as well as humor and grace.”—The Star-Ledger
“A magical tale [that] weaves in a jackpot of Irish myths.”—Bookreporter
“Character-rich and dramatic.”—Library Journal
Frank Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Ireland, as well as The Matchmaker of Kenmare, Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show, Tipperary, Shannon, and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York City and Connecticut.
From the Hardcover edition.
I found the book slow and tedious at points, yet at the end, it enchanted. I'm glad I persevered. Good read.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Read the book before traveling to Ireland for a month. While there, I kept looking for the storyteller.Published 1 month ago by brownsnail
Kind of disjointed and far fetched, especially the bit about Ben's father running off with his wife. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Suffredini
To begin with i would probably give it 4 1/2 stars if possible. Frank Delaney is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
The storyteller books are Ireland. Wonderful word paintings and images. Must reads. I'm sorry I've finished them. Ben seems bigger than life.Published 4 months ago by Julie Schreiber1