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A sort of irish gone with the Wind, marked by sly humor, historical awareness and plenty of staying power. Kirkus reviews “another meticulously researched journey…Delaney’s careful scholarship and compelling storytelling bring it uniquely alive. In this gloriously absorbing and utterly satisfying novel, a man’ s passion for the woman he loves is twinned with his country’s emergence as a nation.
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