This small charming book sold out four times when first published. The authors abandoned their careers in New York and emigrated to Ireland to live out their life's dream. As seen on CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America.This small charming book sold out four times when first published. The authors abandoned their careers in New York and emigrated to Ireland to live out their life's dream. As seen on CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning America.Read Less
The "simple life" of a farming couple in rural Ireland is a fascinating read! I zipped through this book in an evening. Just read it. You'll enjoy it.
Aug 26, 2007
Very charming book!
If you've ever fantasized about moving somewhere for the simplier life you will enjoy this book. The authors drop everything in Manhattan to go back to their irish roots in southern Ireland. I found myself giggling at their mishaps and envying them for their courage to start over from scratch and learning along the way. It is a very delightful book with a intimate look at the people of Ireland.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-01-27 A New York City couple, who gave up their urban existence to settle in the tiny village of Kilmihil on Ireland's west coast, here recount their adaption. ``Entertaining and instructive,'' said PW , the work ``captures a way of life foreign to most readers.'' Illustrated. (Mar.)
Publishers Weekly, 1987-08-28 This New York City couple who met as graduate students in Dublin, gave up the urban lifestyle two years ago to return to the land of their ancestors. Pursuit of their dream took them to the tiny village of Kilmihil on Ireland's bleakly beautiful west coast, where they settled into a farm cottage. Their journal records culture shockat the turf they must learn to cut and burn for heat, for exampleas well as discovery of the wealth of traditional music and their storytelling rural neighbors. In alternating voices, they express dismay and frustration in coping with a lifestyle where time is of little significance. But, by the second year, Breen has a budding artistic career as well as a blooming garden, and Williams certifies as a farmer, as well as a dabbler in local theatrics. Entertaining and instructive, the journal, with Breen's illustrations, captures a way of life foreign to most readers . First serial to Irish America; Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection. (October 8)
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