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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
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It’s not a spoiler to say this novel ends with a stirring and poetic image: voices in 35 languages singing the word home in a...
The Little Red Chairs - Edna O'Brien
December 2016
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David Sedaris is pitching this disturbing novel on his book tour and reports he was tipped to it by John Waters, so I absolut...
Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh
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reviewed: Fingersmith
To call Fingersmith a lesbian love story is a disservice on many levels. Never mind that the novel is full of titillation (p...
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
December 2016
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reviewed: The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld
This is a breezy, well-written, non-academic history of the French Quarter and New Orleans generally -- literary equivalent p...
The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld - Herbert Asbury
November 2016
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reviewed: Garden Time
This slim volume of Merwin's work contains certain gems. I was struck by "The Sound of It," a poem lamenting (or maybe just ...
Garden Time - W.S. Merwin
November 2016
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reviewed: Christodora: A Novel
This is an epic history of some of the residents of an East Village building known as the Christadora superimposed on some of...
Christodora: A Novel - Tim Murphy
November 2016
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November 2016
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reviewed: Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends
This is a delightful modern but faithful retelling of the main legends of Irish literature. Heaney has a breezy, action-driv...
Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends - Marie Heaney
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October 2016
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reviewed: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
This Booker prize short listed novel is a story of fragments and shards, stops and starts, texts and copies, mathematics and ...
Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien