Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Ireland - the long way

Kevin O'Hara's family came from Ireland and it calls to him. It especially called to him after he served in Vietnam. While there he decided to walk around the outer edges of Ireland. He would have time to think and to meet an Ireland that was disappearing in the 1970s.

The Last of the Donkey Pilgrim is the story of Kevin and his donkey, Missie. It is an interesting look at the old farms of Ireland, the bachelor brothers, the fighting of the north, taking a donkey places she didn't want to go and the kindnesses that met him on his wandering circle. Kevin finds out that he has more strength than he thought.

I really enjoyed this book. Please give it a try.


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