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A new book from A Taste of-Ireland.com, with all proceeds going to Twist Soup Kitchens!
Growing up amidst family secrets and lost dreams, Rose Donovan, a TV reporter from Chicago, wants to discover her own dream. Buy the Book
This collection of essays in Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process fills a void by articulating the lessons learned and how—or whether—the peace processes can be applied to other regional conflicts.
A 1960s American folk music legend weaves stories of a
girlhood on “the singing streets” of Ireland, marriage in Scotland, and arrival in America buy the book!
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER THOUGHT, “DAMN! THEY’RE ALL GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT!”
THE BOOK IS PART LOVE STORY PART POLITICAL AND SOCIAL HAND
GRENADE. Buy the Book!
What turned a shy somber child into a passionate women? In Discovering Audacious Love Mary Jo reveals how this transformation came about.
The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, only the fifth World Series ever played. Going into this 2013 season, it will be at least 105 years before the Cubs win their next World Series. Buy the Book!
Young Mikey Flynn leaves the tiny Tipperary village of Gortalocca to pursue his calling to the priesthood. But 18th century Ireland is a dangerous place
Sean South achieved apotheosis on his death in 1957 in an attack on a police station in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Little was known of him during his life, yet Ireland came to a standstill for his burial.
Will our history always define us? What does it take to move on from the tragedies of our past? These are questions Laura has been avoiding since that day ten years ago when her mother took her own life, when Laura was just a teenager. Until she meets Miguel, a Colombian lawyer investigating a bombing that took place days before her mother’s death, towards the end of the Northern Irish “Troubles”. Buy the Book!
The ancient laws of Ireland provide one of the most comprehensive mirrors of society in Ireland in the early middle ages. The law with its emphasis on honor, truth, fairness and equity and its complex procedures demonstrates a very high level of social maturity and sophistication. Buy the Book!
Terence Casey's novel The Tenant's Tale is a fascinating
chronicle of rural Ireland during the nineteenth century as seen through
the eyes of his Great Grandfather, Patrick Casey, who was born in 1806
and died in 1894. Buy the Book!
Inspired by a true crime, Someone Has Taken My Place is an epic account of identity thefts and multiple insurance fraud. Irish private investigator Andy Stone is on the trail of the international con man known only as the Cowboy. Expert in the forensics of financial fraud investigations, Stone is obsessed with obtaining justice for the dead Irish babies whose identity was stolen by the serial fraudster. Buy the Book!
Echoes In The Gangway: A Catholic Boy's Trek Through The Fifties Memories Of My Family And St. Leo Parish
The Fifties brought good times to Auburn Gresham on Chicago’s South Side. The thriving business district around 79th & Halsted pulsed with activity. Enter the Murphy family, eight strong and growing. Off go four kids to St. Leo Catholic grammar school, where the Sisters of Providence teach them Religion from the Baltimore Catechism. Buy the Book!
New York City, 1999. Manhattan was undergoing a momentous transformation, with crime at record lows, the city awash in dot-com buzz, and young professionals taking over the city’s sketchier precincts – and pushing their longtime residents further to the fringes. Yet some things stayed the same. Declan Coulter, raised by his fiery Belfast-born mother in an Alphabet City tenement, is a holdout to an earlier era. Buy the Book!
The Forgiveness Fairy is a modern Fairytale about the act of forgiveness. It gently leads the reader through the journey of forgiving. Buy the book HERE!
Born in a Dublin tenement in the middle of the 20th Century, this dead-poor, curious Irish girl escaped to Paris when she was 17 with the help of a nun, a Hollywood actor, and a kind stranger. There she was accepted into the émigré community blacklisted in the McCarthy era.
This is the story of Willie Dwyer and his ten-year journey to redemption—it is 1919 and a decade-old nightmare haunts the Boston “Copper” and Irish immigrant, a legacy of his entanglement in Ireland’s struggle for independence.
Towards A United Ireland contains the personal, the
controversial and the practical: I do not shirk from the challenging
issues therefore I am not afraid to challenge others.
The book opens with some information on my background covering my early life and interest in all politics, international and Irish. I give insights to the evolution from the unionist background into which I was born to becoming a ‘very contented Irishman’ desiring Irish unity.
City Life is a coming of age tale set in the neighborhoods and streets of Chicago, one of Americas most dynamic cities. It's the 1970's and Chicago's Southside is changing along with the rest of America.
Joe Henry and his wife Susan began their roller-coaster ride through life despite the objections of both sets of parents. Add their mismatched social and religious differences into the mix and you have A Recipe for Disaster.
For centuries, fisherman and their families lived on this remote island in stone houses carved into the slope of the hill, supporting themselves by fishing, hunting rabbits, and harvesting oats and potatoes from the almost barren soil.
Do bad things really happen to us for a reason? Escape into the ALL THINGS IRISH shop in Door County, Wisconsin
Wise Irish Women: A Journey of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit brings together the voices of thirty-six women and their stories covering everything from Irish charm, Irish luck, and Irish love of family, to Irish gumption. “I witnessed the strength and character of the Irish from an early age,” says Patricia Connorton Kagerer, who co-authored the book with her cousin Laura Prendergast Gordon.
In April 1924, the Carmania set sail from Cobh, Co. Cork bound for Philadelphia. Catherine Brennan was one of many passengers on board who hoped to make her fortune. Her life story unfolds at the age of 22. Meeting the bold Maurice Fitzgerald on board ship - her 6 years in Philadelphia living with the rich and returning to the west of Ireland, to seek a husband through a matchmaker.
In Irish Echo editor O'Hanlon's first novel, a shaky assassination thriller, tabloid reporter Nick Bailey gets a tip about the police discovery of a dead priest found hanging off London's Blackfriars Bridge, where Roberto Calvi, a banker implicated in a Vatican financial scandal, died similarly in 1982. Buy the Book!
Following our very successful fundraising and the kind donation made by Mary Golden, the Midfield Development Association has published a folklore book called "A Story Told to Us Last Night”, using a selection of local stories from the 1937/38 National Folklore Collection, plus stories written by the children of 2010 from Midfield National School (22 students took part in 2010).
By combining her love of writing with a life-long fascination with history, she creates historical fiction that both entertains and educates. Buy the Book!
Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit. Buy This Book!
Gene Tunney, the world heavyweight-boxing champion from 1926 to 1928, seemed an unusual companion for George Bernard Shaw, but Shaw, a world-famous playwright, found the Irish-American athlete to be "among the very few for whom I have established a warm affection." The Prizefighter and the Playwright chronicles the legendary -- but rarely documented -- relationship that formed between this celebrated odd couple.
This book is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William J. Brennan Jr., widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century. Buy This Book!
The Wizards of Spin, America's Favorite News Stars is a compilation of satirical fiction based on real news and the news and talk show celebrities who deliver that information to America each day. There are stories based on Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Chris Matthews, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Dennis Miller, Conan O'Brien and many others.
"I wanted to bring one of my heroes, arguably the greatest soldier Scotland has ever produced, to a new generation. Known as James the Good in Scotland, and the Black Douglas in England, this book was a joy to write. His is an extra-ordinary story. His relationship with Robert the Bruce began at the Arrickstane at the head of Annandale in southern Scotland in 1306, and ended in Andulucia in southern Spain in 1330, and is a story writers of fiction would find hard to emulate."
Kathleen Hill s finely wrought novel tells the story of four generations of an Irish-American family that has lived in the same house for almost a century. Grieving the death of her mother and the imminent sale of the house, the narrator sets out to re-create the hidden, intimate lives of those who came before. Through a series of vignettes she conjures a family devastated in each generation by the loss of a child.
Another Pint founder, Kelly Griner has authored a book of Irish pub songs featuring 20 Irish and Scottish songs arranged and tabbed for frailing banjo. He even includes some arrangements in the keys of C and D to be played out of open G tuning. That's right, Kelly does not use a capo or retune when he is performing.
Harvey’s third Michael Kelly novel finds the tough Chicago PI eyeball deep in a burgeoning reign of terror focused on the transit system, the venerable CTA. Kelly witnesses the first murder on an L platform and sets off in hot but futile pursuit.
1. Ending a knitted work.
2. Releasing lines holding a boat to its mooring.
3. Letting go...
Stuart Byrne is a young, beautiful, single businessman who finds his perfect life sabotaged by a growing awareness of his own superficiality.
After a disastrous affair led to her banishment, Cat O'Connell has scraped by, doing whatever she can to make money--even if it's not quite legal. And so She doesn't ask questions when hired to break into the Dublin townhouse of the Earl of Kilronan and take a diary. But this job quickly unravels into disaster when she's caught red-handed by the earl himself, Aidan Douglas.
Eva, a teacher and young mother, is struggling to raise her four-year-old son on her own after the sudden death of her husband and daughter. Mrs. Prendergast, the mysterious and lonely widow next door rumored to have killed her husband thirty years ago and buried him in the backyard, allows Eva to cultivate her unused garden.
Unsung Hero is the true story of Kevin Fulton, who as a boy dreamed of serving the British army, despite the growing tensions between the Crown and his own Catholic community in Northern Ireland. But shortly after achieving his miliatry ambition, it was precisely this status as a loyal subject from a hostile region that led Fulton to be recruited by the intelligence service.
In a small town in 1960s Ireland, a teenage boy is killed in a dreadful accident. His sister, his mother, and a man who is a neighbor, each recalling her or his own life as permanently marked by the absolutely senseless death of the lad, paint in painful but hopeful brushstrokes their versions of the intertwining of love and loss and how the former makes the later endurable.
Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth.