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CollectionsYour library (785), Currently reading (1), All collections (785)

Reviews32 reviews

TagsIrish literature (90), American literature (42), Southern literature (38), American nonfiction (27), Architecture (21), Books on books (21), Southern literature reference (14), Irish-American literature (13), Irish nonfiction (12), Irish poetry (11) — see all tags

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About meBorn in a little townland in Ireland called Kilrush in County Clare. Came to the U.S. as the age of 7 with my family and settled and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now living in the beautiful little town of Mount Dora, Florida with my wife and twelve-year old daughter, both of whom love to read!

The young lad in the middle of the picture holding the football is yours truly, taken many moons ago while living in Galway, Ireland.

About my libraryBooks are arranged by American fiction and non-fiction, books about books, Southern literature and history, Irish-American literature and history, Chicago and Pittsburgh architecture, and Irish literature, folklore, poetry, history, memoir and music.

Best Books of 2010

1) Selected Stories, William Trevor

2) Bad Day in Blackrock, Kevin Power

3) Nashville Chrome, Rick Bass

4) In Other Rooms, Other Voices, Daniyal Mueenuddin

5) Burning Bright, Ron Rash

6) Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

7) All The Living, C.E. Morgan

8) Far Bright Star, Robert Olmstead

9) A Meaningful Life, L.J. Davis

10) Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin

Nonfiction:

1) Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, Laura Hildenbrand

2) How to Live, Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and 20 Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell

3) Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life, Carol Sklenicka

4) Composed: A Memoir, Rosanne Cash

5) Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck

6) Wolf: The Lives of Jack London, James Haley

7) John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs, Jack London

8) Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
9) Little Chapel on the River, Gwendolyn Bounds

10) The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer, Curtis Wilkie

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Author Theme Reads, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Book Nudgers, Booker Prize, Books in Books, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Catholic Tradition, Club Read 2009, Country & Bluegrassshow all groups

Favorite authorsJohn Banville, Larry Brown, Raymond Carver, Roddy Doyle, William Faulkner, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Mary Lavin, Bernard MacLaverty, Colum McCann, Cormac McCarthy, John McGahern, Edna O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Frank O'Connor, Joseph O'Connor, Colm Tóibín, William Trevor, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams (Shared favorites)

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LocationMount Dora, Florida

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Member sinceApr 27, 2006

Currently readingMadame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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