|Plot Summary of Finding My Irish|
|"Growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago in the early 1950s, Sharon knew little about the history of her four Irish immigrant grandparents, except that they led terribly sad lives. She embarks on a remarkable journey to find her Irish roots. The first trip to Ireland is planned primarily as a family vacation, but she is soon drawn into the history that caused her grandparents, along with 2.5 million others, to emigrate from Ireland.
While the first part of the book focuses on discoveries in Ireland, the second part follows in the footsteps of the author's grandparents as they tearfully depart an Ireland plagued wtih famine and political upheaval. The traditional Irish farewell was celebrated and the young emigrants failed to exist to family and friends after they said their final farewells.
Settling in Omaha, Nebraska and Chicago, Illinois, the author's grandparents suffer hardships traumatic enough to cause anyone's family to go over the brink. The author describes in detail the stubborn pride and human failures that unravel their lives."
Sharon Shea Bossard, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Finding My Irish|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
- Irish Culture
Period of greatest activity?
- Big city
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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