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Publisher Description

In the winter of 1951, a storyteller, the last practitioner of an honored, centuries-old tradition, arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O'Mara in the Irish countryside. For three wonderful evenings, the old gentleman enthralls his assembled local audience with narratives of foolish kings, fabled saints, and Ireland's enduring accomplishments before moving on. But these nights change young Ronan forever, setting him on a years-long pursuit of the elusive, itinerant storyteller and the glorious tales that are no less than the saga of his tenacious and extraordinary isle.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Khebra ,

Ireland!

A fascinating read! I enjoyed this book so much and learned so much and laughed and cried. Frank Delaney is a really great writer. His narrative just flows. The characters feel real like you know them, like you’re sitting at the storytellers feet with rapt attention, waiting in awe for what comes next.

Jimmy Ray H ,

Ireland

I don’t usually rate books, but this was thoroughly engaging. It’s a wonderful book and I’ll read it again soon. The insight to Irish history, myth and storytelling kept me up late. I loved it.

AL mom of 3 ,

Gorgeous story!

Such a wonderful story, I found myself obsessively checking what page I was on, not wanting it to ever end. I'll be on to Delaney's Tipperary, next.

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