Books tagged: irish memoir

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Stealing Sunlight: Growing Up in Irishtown
By Angeline Kearns Blain
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,870. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by A. & A. Farmar. Category: Nonfiction
Funny, sad and harsh, with the bitter ring of truth, this extraordinary memoir of Dublin in the 1940s and 1950s recreates a forgotten community. Angeline Kearns Blain looks back with love and grief at the hardships of her youth, celebrating the warmth and kindness of the neighbours and family who helped each other to survive, stealing sunlight where they could.
The Day the Poppy Met the Shamrock
By Dezi Jay M
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: February 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
The Day the Poppy met the Shamrock is a story that touches upon many social problems including homelessness, addiction, mental illness, exploring these issues as they are experienced on an individual and personal level. It is also a story about resettlement and recovery. The idea that ‘God does not close one door without opening another’ is a constant, recurring and encouraging theme.