Irish Stories for Christmas

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - Fiction - 151 pages
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The author of The Field and The Bodhran Makers now provides a charming collection of 15 stories--rich, colorful tales of Irish holiday traditions and ordinary people. "Country humor, holiday spirit, and insightful characterization are found in abundance".--Publishers Weekly.

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User Review  - Regina - Goodreads

Read most of the book, the stories are interesting but the book didn't capture my long-term attention. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Cute, charming stories set in the Irish countryside. The characters are charming. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

John B. Keane was born in Ireland on July 21, 1928. He attended St. Michael's College, Listowel. By 1945, he was apprenticed to a chemist in Listowel. He eventually took over a small public house and began to write. During his lifetime, he published 46 works including Sive, The Field, Big Maggie, The Streets and Other Poems, Sharon's Grave, Letters of a Matchmaker, Hut 42, Moll, and Durango. In 1999 he won the first Irish PEN Award for Literature. Keane died from prostate cancer on May 30, 2002 at the age of 73.

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