bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: galway bay /
Subscribe via RSS 
Galway Bay
Mary Pat Kelly
Adult Fiction KELLY

Comments  Summary  Reviews  Author Notes

What other readers are saying about this title:
Eli2abeth said:
The idea of this book intrigued me, as my g-g-grandmother immigrated from Galway. However, I was not prepared for a 550 page long "sweeping family saga"! As one Amazon reviewer wrote: "Galway Bay is many stories - a love story, a story of the history of Ireland and the Great Starvation, a story of courage, faith, devotion, family, community and the undying spirit of a land and it's people." The detail & history of the 'before times' & the 'great starvation' was overwhelming. I personally felt it was too much for me! Beautifully written, I would have been happier if it were broken up into a series of books rather than one large one. Especially since once they arrive in the US, there seemed to be fewer details. It would be nice if there were a TOC, to show that there was a glossary of Irish terms at the back of the book! It would also be nice to have an appendix which listed what parts & people in the story are actually true.
posted Mar 30, 2009 at 2:00PM
Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


main characters Honora Keeley
Female
Married
Married Michael against her father's wishes; fled to America during the potato famine.

Michael Kelly
Male
Honora's husband; potato crop is destroyed; fled to America during the potato famine.



recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS