The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ireland" returns to the saga of his strife-torn nation with an authentic story of love and legacy as sweeping and dramatic as the land itself.The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ireland" returns to the saga of his strife-torn nation with an authentic story of love and legacy as sweeping and dramatic as the land itself.Read Less
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A great story. The healer is smitten with love in a land torn by Irish Catholic history and English domination. His agony and agonizing finally finds healing with an ending that commends the author. Enjoy.
Jul 15, 2010
Can't review - didn't receive
This vendor was the closest of all of the three- however, they said they couldn't ship because the Post Office said this was an incorrect address. In the 30+ years I have lived at this address I have never been told
this. I received the other 2 books with the same address on them as this one without a hitch.
Apr 27, 2008
Long, slow and good
The question is--what is wrong with long and slow, especially when the book is good. I would not say that I was glued to the page, but it's the kind of novel from which you emerge knowing you will not forget its people, its landscape, and its power. If you want a history of modern Ireland woven into a fictional narrative by a compelling Irish storyteller,Tipperary qualifies. Delaney crafts his plot with skill, so that even though you need more than a normal degree of the willing suspension of disbelief, you are happy to give it. You may not like the woman to whom O'Brien dedicates his life. But as he works away to restore the beauty of her mansion, the years craft him into the kind of heroic maturity that makes him a symbol of Ireland itself--or at least Ireland's peaceful heart. Lots of archetypes, lots of cameos of the famous, lots of sadness but an ultimate triumph.
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