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He small one the planet in the local parish Part memoir part cultural study Booking Passage is a brilliant often comedic g. 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 lot of it Less the lack of cohesiveness I took the book as a love letter to Ireland ancestry poetry the author s overplayed pseudo Irish voiceThat said1 Still got a good conversation going at bookclub I still love the hive mind effect of getting people together2 I liked his point about singing along until you find your own voice

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Booking Passage We Irish and Americans

Uidebook for those fellow travelers fellow pilgrims making their way through the complexities of their own lives and times. The author also wrote The Undertaking which is a favorite of mine This one tells further stories from the author s life and of his Irish relations Likable enough and with a wonderful turn of phrase the books somehow lacked 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 liked it but some paragraphs went on and on the essays moved slowly

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In thirty five years and dozens of return trips to Ireland Thomas Lynch has found a template for the larger world inside t. I have an autographed copy of this and think I am the cat s meow because of it


10 thoughts on “Booking Passage We Irish and Americans

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed Thomas Lynch's Booking Passage We Irish and Americans It was an entertaining and uite an interesting part memoir part

  2. says:

    I have an autographed copy of this and think I am the cat's meow because of it

  3. says:

    I liked 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 have 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 thoug

  4. says:

    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 lot of it Less the lack of cohesiveness I took the book as a love letter to Ireland ancestry poetry the author’s overplayed pseudo Irish voiceThat said1 Still got a good conversation going at bookclub I still love the hive mind effect of getting people together

  5. says:

    Lovely set of essays that might variously be described as memoir social commentary and history Feels a bit rushed at the end when Lynch is mightily striving to create a literary trajectory that rolls himself into the grand Irish literary tradition A bit too much name dropping there but the sections dealing with his own rural Clare relatives are loving and clear eyed

  6. says:

    You don't have to be Irish or even American to enjoy this collection of essays just human I love Tom Lynch's voice and his stories of

  7. says:

    Absolutely fabulous essays on the human condition from the perspective of an Irish American writer who deals with death in families as a vocation

  8. says:

    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 Clare 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 linked by their connection to I

  9. says:

    The author also wrote The Undertaking which is a favorite of mine This one tells further stories from the author's life and of his Irish relatio

  10. says:

    Lyrical thoughtful funnyWho doesn’t love the Irish? But there is so much in Tom Lynch’s book of essays than Irish and Irish poets A seari