Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

McKinty’s Cold Cold Ground

In 1981 Belfast, Sean Duffy is a rare endangered creature– a Catholic cop in Northern Ireland. He begins the novel mostly honest and motivated by a desire to battle the violence tearing his community apart.  When I started The Cold … Continue reading

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Rebel Hearts by Kevin Toolis (Non-Fiction)

Toolis’ chronicle of grim defiance is a perfect book. I didn’t say THE perfect, and I’m not calling it flawless, but, for me, a text that deepens my experience of familiar stories and songs, fills me with the desire to learn more, … Continue reading


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