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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman

Books about place, magic, Faeries, Ireland, sex, God, and love

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New Orleans as It Was
Charles "Pie" Dufour, Henry C. Castellanos
New Orleans after the Civil War
Justin A. Nystrom
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (complete: First & Second Series)
Isabella Augusta Persse (Lady Gregory)
Bright Dead Things: Poems
Ada Limon
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson
Desire: Poems
Frank Bidart
Selected Poems 1976-2012
Jorie Graham
An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry
Wes Davis (Editor)
I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
Rajesh Parameswaran
An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro

The Louisiana Irish

The Louisiana Irish - Margaret Varnell Clark A very basic, workable introduction to only the most well-known tales of Louisiana Irish history -- at once a bland, surface treatment and at other times much too much information about the multiple and simultaneous marriages and courtships of certain colonial era rogues of Irish extraction. Each chapter addresses a different historical figure or topic, so it doesn't proceed in a chronological way. The author even admits at the end that she has only scraped the surface, but somehow doesn't elicit a desire to learn more about the Louisiana Irish.