Thicker Than Water: Coming-Of-Age Stories by Irish & Irish American Writers

Gordon Snell, Editor
Gordon Snell, Editor Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $17.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-385-32571-4
Reviewed on: 02/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2001
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-22182-5
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A dozen tales cover a gamut of emotions in Thicker Than Water: Coming-of-Age Stories by Irish and Irish American Writers, ed. by Gordon Snell, from Vincent Banville's ""One Day When We Were Young,"" which captures a 13-year-old boy's awakening sexual attraction in 1955 Ireland, to a cheeky teen's account of her mother's remarriage in the titular short story by Emma Donoghue, to Chris Lynch's ""Off Ya Go, So,"" a bittersweet tale of the end of innocence for a Bostonian teen on holiday in Ireland and for the young woman with whom he falls in love. ( Feb.)
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