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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

Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea - Dan Lopez This slim collection of very loosely connected stories -- the boat motif is all that binds them -- was a bit wooden for my taste. The stories seemed constructed and had little strong voice in them, and yet at the same time we're not plot-driven either, and thus seemed to dither around. Now, at a three-week remove from having read it, only a single character stands out -- the bitchy architect/journal writer whose fear of being abandoned caused him to write pages and pages and pages of journals castigating his long-time boyfriend -- and I didn't like him!