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A Very Enjoyable Book! Highly Recommended!
on November 26, 2013
Really enjoyed this book!
My ancestors came to American from Ireland, but we know little about them beyond names and some dates. I was lucky enough to go to Ireland this year and see it for the first time. This book brings to life the kind of world my ancestors would have lived--a time when everything was done by hand and the whole family pitched in. The author's mother made sandwiches for him to bring to school from her fresh baked bread. I wonder if the bread was the wonderful Irish Soda Bread or Brown Bread that we all think of when we think of Irish breads. The life on the farm must have been so exhausting, but the family all worked together and seemed so close. It was a hard but happy life. Each chapter is basically like a short story of a memory of the author's life (or one of his ancestors' lives). I really didn't want the book to end. I would happily read many more stories of his life in Ireland. I hope the author will write more about Ireland someday.