Maine Irish Reads

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

Normal People by Sally Rooney Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation--awkward but electrifying--something life-changing begins. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. […]

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Maine Irish Reads

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

Watching the Door: Drinking Up, Getting Down, and Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast by Kevin Myers Part unofficial history, part personal memoir, Watching the Door is raw, provocative, and darkly funny, offering an unbridled account of sex, death, and violence in Northern Ireland by one of its most dynamic witnesses. A first-hand account of life on […]

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Maine Irish Reads “Love” by Roddy Doyle

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

"Love" by Roddy Doyle Two old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of drinking and storytelling in this winning new novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha One summer evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Drinking pals back in their youth, now married […]

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Maine Irish Reads

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award  From the beloved New York Times best-selling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war […]

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Book Talk Jack Cashman

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

"An Irishman's Story of Survival" by Jack Cashman About the event: Join us at the Maine Irish Heritage Center on Sunday, March 24th, from 1pm to 3pm for an author reading and discussion of "An Irishman's Story of Survival" with Jack Cashman. About the book: "Every life is a tapestry of challenges, with resilience as its […]

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Maine Irish Reads “Christine Falls” by Benjamin Black

Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME, United States

In the debut crime novel from the Booker-winning author, a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city’s high Catholic societyIt’s not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It’s the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down […]

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