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.
****SNOW DATE FOR THIS EVENT IS FEBRUARY 28, 2013****
One dollar donation requested from non-members of the Irish American Club. IAC Members admitted free. Membership information available at event.