Irish Book Club

  • February 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The Irish Book Club meets every other month at Sue's House in Portland. She is a great hostess and is always well-prepared to lead an interesting discussion.


The book this month is: Redemption Falls by Joseph O' Connor. There is only one copy of the book at Portland Public Library but many copies in the state. If you are having trouble finding a copy contact me and I'll see what I can do about getting a copy.


1865: The American Civil War is ending. Eliza Duane Mulvey sets out from Lafayette, Louisiana, the town her mother Mary Duane called home. Alone, she walks across a devastated country in search of a youngster she has not seen in four years. One of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war, his fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

It’s a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a beautiful Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Johnny Thunders, runaway slave Grace McNeile, the mercurial revolutionary Giacomo O’Keefe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.


Sue's address will be sent out one week before the event.




One dollar donation requested from non-members of the Irish American Club. IAC Members admitted free. Membership information available at event.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the book, but won't be able to attend this time. My guest wants to go to Vermont, and since she's only here a week, I should take her. I'll see you at the next one! Thanks.

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Susan F.

      So glad you enjoyed the book, we will be meeting again in April the date and book info wil follow shortly

      1 · February 18, 2013

  • Laura

    Hello everyone!

    I just emailed out our lovely and literary hostess' address and cell number - looking forward to seeing you on Thursday! (Denise, you and your guest are still - and always - welcome! Just let us know if you will be attending and if you need the info. sent for Thursday. Thanks!)

    February 18, 2013

  • andrine

    Thank you look forward to hearing the choice for April.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Susan F.

    We only meet every other month so our next meeting will be in April. We will be picking out a book at the meeting this month.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • andrine

    Could you tell me what the book choice for March is? Thanks

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Decided to come and bring guest with me! If other folks need the spot, let me know, and I'll entertain my guest in other ways. Thanks!

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to attend in the future, but I have an out-of-town guest that week.

    January 24, 2013

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  • Laura
    Event Host
  • Susan F.
    Book Club Coordinator, Assistant Organizer

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