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Thread #109001   Message #2695956
Posted By: GUEST
07-Aug-09 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Read any good books lately?
Subject: RE: BS: Read any good books lately?
I just finished, and highly recommend, "Shannon", Frank Delaney's latest novel. It weaves the tale of an American priest who had served heroically as a chaplain at Belleau Woods during WWI and come home shattered by shellshock. A few years later he has a severe relapse, somehow involving a scandal in the Boston Archdiocese. Tentatively recovering from the relapse, and at the Cardinal's recommendation, he undertakes a journey to Ireland to search for his ancestral roots along the grand river that bears his family name. Ah, but the year is 1922 and he lands in the middle of Civil War. An authentic, poetic evocation of time and place.