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Fe as a mid western funeral Lovely set of essays that might Variously Be Described As be described as social commentary and history Feels a bit rushed at the end when Lynch is mightily striving to create a iterary trajectory that rolls himself into the grand Irish The Road to Einsteins Relativity literary tradition A bit too much name dropping there but the sections dealing with his own rural Clare relatives areoving and clear eyed Another bookclub jointI m still not sure what to make of itBits were incredibly well observed particularly around the church but I struggled with a Black Boy lot of it Less theack of cohesiveness I took the book as a Nighttime Sweethearts loveetter I iked this book that is not sure what it wants to be essay memoir travel immigrant culture It has a bit of all these in it but for me it falls easiest into the category of essay while some of these essays of essay While some of these essays a unifying them some sort of wander But I did not find the wandering off putting at all I enjoyed finding out where Lynch s thoughts would next go This book starts with a piece abeled Prologue and titled Fit Start and it begins on page xv But it is really the first essay Then on page xxi is a piece abeled Introduction and called The Ethnography of Then on page xxi is a piece abeled Introduction and called The Ethnography of Life This essay sets the tone for book In it we Presunta colpevole learn what the author wanted this book to be and how 911 changed that The book I first imagined something chatty and jauntyike a good night s talk Something that would find its market among even a fraction of the fortysomemillion Americans alive today who trace their place back to the thirty two thousand suare mile island in the sea at the westernmost point of Europe was no Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem longer possible Just as our sense of safety here protected by oceans and the globesargest arsenal of weapons and resources was forever shaken irreparably damaged by the horrors of that day so too was the sense that ethnicity is always and only uaint and benign Lost too was the Safe Words luxury of isolation and purposeful ignorance of thearger world of woes a taste for which I d acuired in my protected suburban youth and overindulged throughout my adulthood fattening as Americans especially do on our certainty that it will all be taken care of by whoever s in charge page xxxiv And the tug between what the author originally wanted and how 911 changed that appears throughout the book And that is not a bad thing My favorite essay in the book Great Hatred Li. He small one the planet in the ocal parish Part memoir part cultural study Booking Passage is a brilliant often comedic

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Ttle Room best reflects I think HOW THE AUTHOR WAS AFFECTED BY the author was affected by The genesis of the essay is the author finding himself stuck in Chicago as a result of a storm that diverted his flight home to Detroit to Chicago He writes of this desire to get home his envy of those who have already secured a rebooking and his interaction with a fellow traveler also waiting Into that experience perhaps triggered by the never uiet news programs on the TVs in the airport he weaves his thinking about the post 911 experience One Theme Is How And is how and religious beliefs are used to justify beastly acts This eads to a discussion of otherness or how we separate ourselves from other human kinds Lynch notes that Religion is just one of the several easy ways for the blessed and elect to remain just that The haves and the have nots around the world maintain their status as victimizer and aggrieved on the narrowest of grounds of difference Race religion tribe caste class club color gender sexual preference denomination sect geography and politics everything we are separates us from everyone else p 195Lynch is an author and a poet whose ivelihood is as a mortician He s a baby boomer with adult children divorced and remarried who Pursuit of Justice lives in a suburb of Detroit Michigan He also inherited the family homestead in Moveen County Clare Ireland His great grandfathereft Moveen for America during the famine years and never returned Lynch however returned in 1970 and developed a deep relationship with the remaining children of his great grandfather s brother Nora and Tommy were then in their seventies and the author in his 20 s The relationship that develops is woven through the essays in this bookI see that my review Dangerous to Touch like the book wanders from thought to thought There is much in this book but this review is alreadyonger than it needs to be Just get a copy and wade in and see what strikes you No need to rush through it Take some time and reflect along with the author I have an autographed copy of this and think I am the cat s meow because of it I really enjoyed Thomas Lynch s Booking Passage We Irish and Americans It was an entertaining and uite an interesting part memoir part cultural study with the most amazing book cover I have seen in awhileI came across this Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude little book while holidaying in County Cork this week and was totally intrigued by the cover scene and the Uidebook for those fellow travelers fellow pilgrims making their way through the complexities of their ownives and times. ,

Lyrical thoughtful funnyWho doesn t ove the Irish But there is so much in Tom Lynch s book of essays than Irish and Irish in Tom Lynch s book of essays #THAN IRISH AND IRISH A SEARING #Irish and Irish A searing of rationalizations about Catholic Church scandals a wondrous sidestep into Taos New Mexico of all places the burial of a beloved priest And many mugs or glasses or steins of beer and ail and stout Besides being a fine poet Lynch is a touching essayist And not to be eft out a mortician and proud of it The author also wrote The Undertaking which is a favorite of mine This one tells further stories from the author s My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze life and of his Irish relations Likable enough and with a wonderful turn of phrase the books somehowacked a focus or coherence It was written just after 911 which the author indicated had influenced the book to be much serious and shows conflict instead of the happy come to IrelandAmerica originally envisioned I iked it but some paragraphs went on and on the essays moved slowly Thomas Lynch is a poet and mortician from Milford Michigan As his surname might tip you off he is also Irish American His Ties To County His ties to County are strong and he has returned time and again to visit and sometimes to reside in his ancestral homeland This book is a series of essays thematically inked by their connection to Ireland Sometimes the connection is autobiographical and Lynch spends a good bit of the book introducing the reader to his aunt Nora sometimes the connection is iterary and Lynch drops uite a few names of poets and writers whose acuaintance he has made and by whom he has been inspired At times sentimental most of the themes dealt with in these pages will be familiar to those fond of things Hibernian and the book was most interesting when the author related ittle bits of himself that shine through in the form of jokes favorite poems and anecdotes his meeting the actor Ralph Fiennes is particularly amusing For those My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, looking for an introduction to all things Irish this is not a bad primer though there are stronger ones Absolutely fabulous essays on the human condition from the perspective of an Irish American writer who deals with death in families as a vocation You don t have to be Irish or even American to enjoy this collection of essays just human Iove Tom Lynch s voice and his stories of how he came to be a part time resident of Moveen County Clare even as he continues his Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, li. In thirty five years and dozens of return trips to Ireland Thomas Lynch has found a template for thearger world inside Booking Passage We Irish and Americans


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